The remaining four major markets in the top five for Mozambican products were, by order of importance, the Netherlands, with a market share of 17.38% and a value of US$871 million, South Africa with 12.24% and US$613 million, China with 4.78% and US$239 million and Hong Kong with 4.59% and US$229 million.
The top 10 export markets list also included Singapore (4.56%), Poland (2.59%), the United States (2.43%), the United Kingdom (1.88%) and the United Arab Emirates (1.83%).
As regards the main import markets, South Africa came first with a share of 27.79% and a value of US$1.929 billion, followed by China with 11.51% and US$799 million, the United Arab Emirates with 7.47% and US$518 million, the Netherlands with 7.46% and US$518 million, and India with 7.06% and US$490 million.
Completing the top 10 places in major import markets were Singapore, with 4.07% and US$282 million, Portugal with 3.32% and US$230 million, the United States with 3.14% and US$217 million, Japan with 2.83% and US$196 million, and Thailand with 2.28% and US$158 million.
Overall, Mozambique has two major trading partners – South Africa, with US$2.543 billion in trade, and India with US$1.859 billion.
Mozambique, whose main export products are coal to India, aluminium to the Netherlands and electricity and gas to South Africa, recorded a trade deficit of US$1.931 billion in the year under review, resulting from exports of US$5.012 billion and imports of US$.6.944 billion.