Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries hit US$86 billion in the first eight months of 2013, down by 0.31 percent from a year earlier, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs.
Chinese imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries were down 3.44 percent year-on-year in the first eight months of the year, reaching US$57.8 billion. China sold goods and services to Portuguese-speaking Countries worth US$28.2 billion during the period, up by 6.78 percent from a year earlier.
Total trade value for the month of August reached US$12.37 billion, down by 5.58 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries fell by 5.66 percent month-on-month to US$8.4 billion in August, while exports to those countries reached US$3.97 billion, down by 5.43 percent from the previous month.