Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries reached US$29.675 billion from January to April, or a year on year drop of 28.23 percent, according to Chinese official figures published in Macau.
Figures from China’s Customs Bureau published by Forum Macau showed that in the first four months of the year China sold to the eight Portuguese-speaking countries goods worth US$13.411 billion (+0.34 percent) and imported goods worth US$16.263 billion (-41.88 percent).
With Brazil two-way trade in the period reached US$20 324 billion (-21.59 percent), with China selling goods worth US$10.169 billion (-4.33 percent) and purchased goods totalling US$10.154 billion (-33.59 percent).
Angola comes second in terms of total trade with US$7.135 billion (-46.49 percent) as a result of Chinese exports worth US$1.681 billion (+29.26 percent) and imports of US$5.454 billion (-54.68 percent).
Portugal appears a distant third with a bilateral trade of US$1.368 billion (-6.06 percent) as a result of Chinese exports worth US$894 million (-8.50 percent) and imports of US$474 million ( -1.10 percent).
Fourth is Mozambique with trade of US$792 million (+36.19 percent), with Chinese exports of US$620 million (+47.23 percent) and imports of US$172 million (+7.19 percent).
Trade between China and the other Portuguese-speaking countries – Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste (East Timor) and São Tomé and Príncipe – in the period reached US$54 million. (macauhub/AO/BR/CN/CV/GW/MZ/PT/TL/ST)