Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries hit US$48.81 billion in the first five months of 2013, down by 5.7 percent from a year earlier, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs.
Chinese imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries were down 10.76 percent year-on-year in the first five months of the year, reaching US$32.56 billion. China sold goods and services to Portuguese-speaking Countries worth US$16.25 billion during the period, up by 6.34 percent from a year earlier.
Total trade value for the month of May reached US$11.98 billion, up by 13.53 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries grew by 13.98 percent month-on-month to US$8.17 billion in May, while exports to those countries reached US$3.80 billion, up by 13.32 percent from the previous month.