Portuguese exports to Mozambique almost double from January through March

28 May 2012

Portugal’s exports to Mozambique rose 95 percent year-on-year from January through March, Portugal’s ambassador to Mozambique, Mário Godinho de Matos said last week in Maputo.

In 2011 Portuguese exports to Mozambique rose 44 percent to 217 million euros, making it the second most important market amongst Portuguese-speaking African countries, Godinho de Matos said.

The ambassador, who was speaking at the opening of the Technology in Mozambique conference, organised by Portuguese consultancy Link Think, said that the Portuguese companies are well placed in Mozambique’s economic structure, with good growth prospects in the medium and long term.

According to Portuguese news agency Lusa, Godinho de Matos noted a change in the quality of Portuguese exports to Mozambique, noting that in 2011, “around 50 percent of total sales,” to the country, “had a high and medium level of technological density.” (macauhub)