Portugal: Exports to China fall 25.1% in first nine months

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China   Exports

Lisbon, Nov. 14 (Lusa) – Exports of Portuguese goods to China fell 25.1% year on year in the first nine months of the year, to €483.8 million, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).


In the same period, imports from China rose 1.3% to €1.358 billion, with Portugal’s trade deficit with China totalling €874.5 million, according to INE.


At the end of September, China was the 11th destination for exports from Portugal and its 7th largest supplier of goods.


The main products sold to China in 2015 were vehicles and other transport materials (41.9% of total exports that year), followed by minerals and ore (18.1%), machines and equipment (8.9%), pulp and paper (7%) and food (4.1%).