Official data indicate that the value of Cabo Verdean imports in the third quarter shrank as a whole by 8.9 per cent year-on-year, but that imports from China grew to 1.59 billion escudos (US$16.9 million), 65.4 percent more than a year earlier.
Cabo Verdean National Statistics Institute figures show China was the source of 8.9 per cent of imports in the third quarter, having been the source of 4.9 percent a year earlier.
The only source of third-quarter imports bigger than China was Portugal, which supplied 53.8 percent, having supplied 45.4 percent a year earlier.
The major categories of import were reactors and boilers, which accounted for 11.3 percent of the value, and fuel, which accounted for 9.8 percent.
(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):