Macau, China, 6 July – Trade between China and the eight Portuguese-speaking countries from January to May totalled US$43.090 billion, a rise of 31.19 percent against the same period of 2010, according to figures from China’s Customs Bureau published in Macau.
In the period, China imported goods from the eight Portuguese-speaking countries worth US$28.951 billion (34.81 percent more) and exported goods worth US$14.138 billion (31.19 percent more), generating a trade deficit of US$14.813 billion.
With Brazil, China’s main trading partner amongst the Portuguese-speaking nations, bilateral trade totalled US$29.932 billion (47 percent more), with Brazil acquiring goods worth US$11.730 billion and selling goods worth US$18.202 billion.
With Angola, China’s second-biggest trading partner amongst the Portuguese-speaking nations, trade totalled US$11.237 billion (1.2 percent more), with china acquiring goods from Angola, usually oil, worth US$10.287 billion and selling goods worth US$950 million (26.5 percent more).
Trade between Portugal and China in the period totalled US$1.519 billion (30.20 percent more), with Portugal buying goods worth US$1.137 billion (41.10 percent more) and selling goods worth US$381 million (26.90 percent).
With Mozambique, Chinese trade totalled US$349 million (48.80 percent more) with Chinese exports of US$271 million (46.7 percent more) and imports of US$78 million (56.90 percent more). (macauhub)