Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries falls slightly in first two months of the year

17 April 2013

Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries in January and February totalled US$17.34 billion, which was a year-on-year drop of 0.88 percent, according to official figures from the China Customs Service published Tuesday in Macau.

In the period, China imported goods from the eight Portuguese-speaking countries worth US$10.99 billion (a drop of 10.86 percent year on year) and exported goods worth US$6.34 billion (+23.04 percent).

With Brazil, China’s main global trading partner and amongst the eight Portuguese-speaking nations, two-way trade totalled US$10.8 billion (6.39 percent less), with Brazil acquiring goods worth US$5.17 billion (20.24 percent more)and selling goods worth US$5.6 billion (22.22 percent more).

With Angola, two-way trade rose 10.14 percent to US$5.7 billion, with Chinese exports rising 62.36 percent to US$633.4 million and imports increasing 5.9 percent to US%5.09 billion.

Portugal, which remained in its usual third place as a trading partner amongst the Portuguese-speaking nations, posted trade with China of US$551.4 million (2.72 percent less), with Chinese exports rising 6.32 percent to US$367.4 million, and imports from Portugal falling 16.84 percent to US$184 million. (macauhub)

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