Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$16.727 billion in the period from January to March 2016. It represented a 23.03 percent decline year-on-year, according to data from China Customs.
Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$10.883 billion to China in the first three months of 2016 – a drop of 2.10 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports to those countries reached US$5.845 billion in the same period, down 44.95 percent year-on-year, according to Chinese official data.
The total value of merchandise traded in March between the parties topped US$5.535 billion, up by 9.96 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s merchandise imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$3.729 billion, an increase of 11.39 percent month-to-month. China sold goods to those countries worth US$1.807 billion in March, a decline of 7.13 percent compared with the previous month.