Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries hit US$98.5 billion in the first three quarters of 2013, up by 0.39 percent from a year earlier, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs.
Chinese imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries were down 1.64 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of the year, reaching US$66.6 billion. China sold goods and services to Portuguese-speaking Countries worth US$31.9 billion during the period, up by 4.93 percent from a year earlier.
Total trade value for the month of September reached US$12.5 billion, up by 1.47 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries grew by 4.69 percent month-on-month to US$8.8 billion in September, while exports to those countries reached US$3.7 billion, down by 5.32 percent from the previous month.