Trade between China and Mozambique amounted to US$1.224 billion from January to November 2012, 42.41 percent more than in the same period in 2011, indicate official Chinese customs figures released in Macau.
In the first nine months of the year China sold Mozambique merchandise worth US$859 million and bought goods worth US$365 million, respectively up 32.86 percent and 71.37 percent year-on-year.
Note that Mozambique ranks fourth (after Brazil, Angola and Portugal) among the eight Portuguese language countries on the list of China’s main trading partners.
Far behind Mozambique in terms of value are East Timor, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and finally São Tomé and Príncipe. (macauhub)