The port of Luanda received 77.8% of the total cargo imported by Angola in the first quarter of 2017, according to figures from the activity report of the National Shippers Council (CNC), quoted by Angolan news agency Angop.
The capital city’s port was also responsible for 99.3% of the 1,624 motor vehicles that arrived by sea in the three-month period, which saw a year-on-year drop of 19.52% in the number of imported cars.
The largest importer in the first quarter was Cimangola, which purchased 132,800 tonnes of clinker from abroad (8.76% of the total cargo), down 70,600 tonnes from a year earlier.
The Angolan bioenergy company Companhia de BIoenergia Angolana (5.16% of the total cargo) and Cimenfort Industrial (3.9%) were ranked second and third, respectively.
Countries such as Thailand (13.3%), Portugal (13%) and Brazil (12.2%) were the main markets for maritime exports to Angola in the first quarter of 2017/2016, with China in fourth place.
In terms of exports of Angolan products, the port of Namibe led with 73.15% of the total cargo, followed by the ports of Soyo (12.8%) and Luanda (10.16%).
Granite and other stone, representing 52.9%, raw wood (8.11%) and fishmeal (5.47%) were the main products exported by Angola in the period. (macauhub)