China’s Portuguese-speaking trade partners

Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries reached €90 billion in the period January-November 2012. This represents an increase of 9.7% on the first 11 months of 2011, revealed the Chinese Customs. China, the second largest economy in the world, purchased products from the eight Lusophone countries worth €61.7 billion – an increase of 11.86% on 2011. Exports from China to those countries represented €28.4 billion (+5.31% on the period January-November 2011). Brazil is China’s main Portuguese-speaking trading partner, followed by Angola and Portugal.