Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries hit US$60.54 billion in the first half of 2013, down by 4.96 percent from a year earlier, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs.
Chinese imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries were down 9.46 percent year-on-year in the first six months of the year, reaching US$40.52 billion. China sold goods and services to Portuguese-speaking Countries worth US$20.01 billion during the period, up by 5.67 percent from a year earlier.
Total trade value for the month of June reached US$11.72 billion, down by 2.14 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries fell by 2.56 percent month-on-month to US$7.96 billion in June, while exports to those countries reached US$3.75 billion, a decline of 1.25 percent from the previous month.