Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$82.150 billion in the period from January to July 2018. It represented a 21.50 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs.
Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$57.533 billion to China in the first seven months of 2018 – a rise of 20.38 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports to those countries reached US$24.617 billion in the same period, up by 24.19 percent year-on-year, according to Chinese official data.
The total value of merchandise traded in July between the parties topped US$12.449 billion, a decrease of 1.66 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s merchandise imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$8.825 billion, up by 1.98 percent month-to-month, according to Chinese official data. China sold goods to those countries worth US$3.623 billion in July, a decline of 9.53 percent compared with the previous month.