Trade between China and the eight Portuguese-speaking countries from January to April, 2013 totalled US$36.83 billion, a year-on-year fall of 5.81 percent against the same period of 2012, according to official figures from China published in Macau.
In the period, China sold goods to the eight Portuguese-speaking countries worth US$12.44 billion (5.81 percent less) and imported goods from the same countries worth US$24.38 billion (6.48 percent more), and posted a trade deficit with the countries of US$11.94 billion.
With Brazil, China’s main trading partner amongst the eight Portuguese-speaking nations, two-way trade totalled US$23.0 billion (8.22 percent less year on year), with Brazil acquiring goods worth US$10.17 billion (4.63 percent more)and selling goods worth US$12.82 billion (16.37 percent less).
In Angola’s case trade totalled US$12.22 billion (1.59 percent less), with Angola selling goods, mainly oil, worth US$11.0 billion (4.09 percent less) and buying goods worth US$1.2 billion (29.05 percent more).
In its turn, Portugal, posted trade with China of US$1.15 billion, having purchased US$726 million in goods from China (2.47 percent less) and sold goods worth US$428 million (12.97 percent less).
Mozambique was China’s fourth-biggest trading partner amongst the countries, with bilateral trade of US$439.9 million. The East African country sold goods to China worth US$129.6 million (+11.4 percent) imports from China totalled US$310 million (+27.49 percent). (macauhub)