Macau exported goods worth 5.616 .billion patacas in the first half of 2017, an increase of 9.8% when compared to the same period of 2016, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau.
Imports in the same period amounted to 35.116 billion, an increase of 5.6% on year, with the territory recording a trade deficit of 29.5 billion patacas (US$3.687 billion).
In the first six months of the year, the value of products imported from China (11.51 billion patacas) and Portuguese-speaking countries (306 million patacas) fell year-on-year by 6.7% and 3.3% respectively, but that of goods imported from the European Union (9.07 billion patacas) grew by 14.8%.
In June, Macau exported goods worth 938 million patacas, a year-on-year increase of 14.3% and imports of goods totalled 6.174 billion patacas (10.4% more), resulting in a trade deficit of 5.236 billion patacas. (macauhub)