China was Angola’s main trading partner in first quarter

25 June 2010

Luanda, Angola, 25 June – China’s exports to Angola increased by 45.7 percent in the first quarter of the year, making the Asian country Angola’s main trading partner, according to a report from the National Council of Carriers (CNC), cited by state newspaper Jornal de Angola.

The report also said that Portugal, despite having seen a drop of 5 percent in its exports to Angola in the period, maintained its second place, followed by France, which although it saw a drop of 8.8 percent managed to beat Brazil, which had exports to Angola of 25 percent less in the period.

Overall China was the origin of 40 percent of goods that entered Angola in the first quarter and Portugal accounted for 13.2 percent.

In the period between Angola imported 959,000 tons of goods from China, 316,000 tons from Portugal, 138,000 from France, 123,000 from Brazil and 97,000 from Belgium.

The document from the CNC also said that South Africa, in 6th place overall, remained Angola’s main African trading partner. (macauhub)