Last year China sold goods to the eight Portuguese-speaking countries worth US$44.064 billion (+5.30 percent on year) and those same countries imported goods worth US$105.574 billion, generating a trade deficit of US$61.510 billion.
Brazil was responsible for 76.6 percent of the trade registered between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries with a total of US$114.680 billion (+3,49 percent), as China exported goods in the amount of US$35.476 billion (+5,18 percent) and imported products worth US$79.203 billion (+2.76 percent).
Angola, as usual, came in second place with two-way trade of US$25.365 billion (-8.61 percent), with China selling goods to Angola in the amount of US$2.057 billion (-7.95 percent) and purchasing goods from Angola to the value of US$23.308 billion (-8.67 percent).
China’s trade with Portugal in 2019 totalled US$6.643 billion (+10.43 percent), with Chinese companies exporting goods worth US$4.325 billion (+14.77 percent) and importing goods worth US$2.317 billion (+3.14 percent).
The value of China’s trade with Mozambique reached US$2.668 billion (+6.06 percent), with Chinese companies exporting goods valued at US$1.956 billion (+4.94 percent) and importing goods totalling US$711 million (+9.28 percent).
Trade between China and the other Portuguese-speaking countries – Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste – reached US$280.82 million in 2019.