Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$58.836 billion in the period from January to May 2019. It represented a 3.88 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs.
Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$42.609 billion to China in the first five months of 2019 – a rise of 7.47 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports to those countries reached US$16,227 billion in the same period, down by 4.51 percent year-on-year, according to Chinese official data.
The total value of merchandise traded in May between the parties topped US$12,582 billion, an increase of 0.18 percent from the previous month.
The value of China’s merchandise imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$8.884 billion, down by 3.82 percent month-to-month, according to Chinese official data. China sold goods to those countries worth US$3.698 billion in May, an increase of 11.32 percent compared with the previous month.