Macau, China, 11 Nov – Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries from January to September rose 56.70 percent year on year to US$68.22 billion, according to figures from China’s Customs Bureau.
Figures published in Macau showed that in the first nine months of the year China sold goods to the eight Portuguese-speaking countries to the value of US$21.522 billion and imported goods from those countries in the amount of US$46.698 billion.
Brazil, China’s main trading partner amongst the Portuguese-speaking countries, sold goods to China in the period totalling US$27.657 billion and imported products totalling US$17.770 billion.
Angola was in second place having sold goods, mainly oil, to China, worth US$18.364 billion and imported US$1.456 billion in goods from China.
Portugal, China’s third trading partner amongst the Portuguese-speaking countries, sold goods to China worth US$546 million and acquired goods worth US$1.855 billion from China.
The remaining Portuguese-speaking countries – Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, East Timor and Sao Tome and Principe – between January and September of this year sold goods to China worth US$129 million and acquired products worth a total US$440 million. (macauhub)