Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries hit US$73.65 billion in the first seven months of 2013, down by 2.98 percent from a year earlier, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs.
Chinese imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries were down 6.94 percent year-on-year in the first seven months of the year, reaching US$49.43 billion. China sold goods and services to Portuguese-speaking Countries worth US$24.22 billion during the period, up by 6.32 percent from a year earlier.
Total trade value for the month of July reached US$13.10 billion, up by 11.78 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries grew by 11.69 percent month-on-month to US$8.9 billion in July, while exports to those countries reached US$4.20 billion, up by 11.96 percent from the previous month.