Portugal has largest pavilion at 2012 Luanda International Fair

12 July 2012

The Portugal pavilion for this year’s Luanda International Fair (Filda), which will take place from 17 to 22 July, will once again be the largest and cover an area of 3,000 square metres and house 85 companies.

Filda, which is the main showcase for Angola’s trading partners, is traditionally attended by Portugal, which in the first quarter of this year provided around 40 percent of Angola’s imports, totalling 1.584 billion euros.

In its turn the Brazil pavilion, covering 540 square metres, will house 22 companies from the food and drinks sector, the housing and construction sector and the machinery and equipment sector. Brazil’s participation in the fair is organized by Brazilian Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brasil).

Apex-Brasil has supported Brazil’s attendance at Filda since 2003.

In 2011, according to information from the Brazilian Ministry for Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Brazil exported US$1.07 billion to Angola, which was a year-on-year rise of 13.37 percent and this year, from January to May, it exported goods to Angola worth US$410 million, or 14.4 percent more than in the same period of 2011. (macauhub)