Angola is main destination for Portugal’s exports outside EU in 2013

27 February 2014

In 2013 Angola was the main destination for Portuguese exports outside the European Union (EU), with a share of 6.6 percent of the total, according to figures from Portugal’s foreign trade and investment promotion agency AICEP issued Thursday in Lisbon.

In 2013 Portuguese exports rose by 5.7 percent year on year to 68.2 billion euros, rising 5 percent to EU countries and 7.2 percent to extra-EU countries, which now account for 31 percent of Portugal’s total foreign sales.

Spain was the main customer for Portugal’s products (20 percent), followed by France 12.4 percent), Germany (11 percent) and the United Kingdom (8.3 percent).

Angola and the United States were placed fifth and sixth in the list and are Portugal’s main markets outside the EU, with 6.6 percent and 4.7 percent of the total, respectively.

According to the published figures goods accounted for 69.9 percent of Portugal’s total exports, with growth of 4.9 percent against 2012, whilst services accounted for 30.1 percent. (macauhub)