Trade between Portugal and Angola rises to 2.2 billion euros in 2009

16 July 2010

Luanda, Angola, 16 July – Trade between Angola and Portugal totalled 2.2 billion euros in 2009, the Portuguese ambassador to Angola, Francisco Ribeiro Telles said Thursday in Luanda.

At a press conference to provide information about Portugal’s participation in the Luanda International Fair, which will take place between 20 and 25 July, the ambassador said that over 10,000 Portuguese companies export their products to Angola and that over 2,000 Angolan companies were partly Portuguese-owned.

Angola is Portugal’s fourth biggest market outside Europe, after Spain, France and Germany.

For this year’s edition of Filda, the ambassador said that Portugal would be represented by 107 companies, mainly from the agri-food, construction materials, furniture, information technologies and software, construction and public works, agriculture, banking, architecture and urbanism sectors.

The inauguration of Filda will be attended by the President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, who will officially open the Portugal pavilion. (macauhub)