Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries grows 32.64% in January/February

Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries reached US$14.844 million in January February, an increase of 32.64% compared to the same period of 2016, according to official Chinese figures issued by Forum Macau.


In the first two months of 2017, China sold goods worth US$4.561 billion (+12.97% year-on-year) to the eight Portuguese-speaking countries and bought goods worth US$10.283 billion (+43.74 %).


China’s trade with Brazil totalled US$10.353 billion (+35.64%), with China selling goods worth US$3.692 billion (+27.61%) and having bought goods from Brazil totalling US$6.660 billion (+40.54%).


Trade with Angola reached US$3.489 billion (+42.40%), with China selling goods worth US$252 million (-7.72%) and buying of US$3.237 billion (-48.69%).


Portugal ranks third in terms of trade, with a total of US$704.9 million (-12.84%), with China exporting goods worth US$425 million (-35.73%), and exports of US$279 million (+90.26%).


Trade with Mozambique amounted to US$270 million (-1.44%), with China selling products worth US$164 million (-10.30%) and buying goods worth US$$105 million (+16.51%).


China’s trade with the remaining Portuguese-speaking countries – Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste (East Timor) – amounted to US$27 million. (macauhub)