Lusophone countries increased exports to China until September, imports fell

Lusophone countries increased exports to China until September compared to the same period of 2018, and imports declined, with Brasilia continuing to be Beijing’s main partner.

According to data from the Chinese Customs Service, trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries stood at US$108.9 billion over the first nine months of the year, year-on-year growth of 0.05%.

Exports from Lusophone countries account for most of this figure: US$77.7 billion, an increase of 0.45% over the same period under review in 2018.

Imports of Chinese products to Portuguese-speaking countries decreased by 0.92% year-on-year to US $ 31.2 billion.

Brazil remains China’s main partner within the Lusophone bloc, with trade of US$82.6 billion, up 1.05% over the same period of the year. past.

Brasilia exported to Beijing, in the first half of the year, products worth US$57.7 billion, 2.55% more than from January to September 2018, with Brazil to buy China goods worth US$24.8 billion, a decrease of 2.27%.

Angola ranks second in the Lusophone ranking with US$19.3 billion in trade with China, with Luanda sending goods worth US$17.8 billion to Beijing, down 5.39%, and making purchases of 1.48 billion dollars, down 9.57%.

Trade between China and Mozambique until September was US$1.8 billion, down 6.07% from the first nine months of 2018.