China-Portuguese speaking countries trade increases 7 percent

The trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries in the first half of 2014 amounted to US$64.6 billion, an annual increase of 6.83 percent, China Customs has announced. China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking countries reached US$44.220 million, an annual increase of 9.10 percent, while exports from China totalled US$20.46 billion dollars, an annual increase of 2.25 percent. In June, trade between the two amounted to US$11.33 billion, a decrease of 5.53 percent from the previous month. China’s imports were US$7.87 billion, down 6 percent compared to May, while exports from China to Portuguese-speaking countries were US$3.46 billion, a decrease of 4.44 percent.