Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries hit US$109 billion in the first 10 months of 2013, up by 0.81 percent from a year earlier, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs.
Chinese imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries were down 1.16 percent year-on-year in the first 10 months of the year, reaching US$73.5 billion. China sold goods and services to Portuguese-speaking Countries worth US$35.5 billion during the period, up by 5.16 percent from a year earlier.
Total trade value for the month of October reached US$10.49 billion, down by 16.43 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries fell by 20.87 percent month-on-month to US$6.95 billion in October, while exports to those countries reached US$3.54 billion, down by 6.05 percent from the previous month.