Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$67.616 billion in the period from January to July 2017. It represented a 31.29 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs.
Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$47.794 billion to China in the first seven months of 2017 – an increase of 33.74 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports to those countries reached US$19.822 billion in the same period, up 25.74 percent year-on-year, according to Chinese official data.
The total value of merchandise traded in July between the parties topped US$10.257 billion, down by 7.04 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s merchandise imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$7.021 billion, a decline of 6.98 percent month-to-month. China sold goods to those countries worth US$3.236 billion in July, down by 7.51 percent compared with the previous month.