Lusophone countries exported 3.8% less to Macau until May

Países lusófonos exportaram menos 3,8% para Macau até Maio

Portuguese-speaking countries exported 3.8% less to Macau in the first five months of the year, compared to the same period in 2020, the Statistics and Census Bureau announced Tuesday (DSEC).

Lusophone countries exported goods worth 276 million patacas (28.9 million euros) to the former Portuguese-administered territory from January to May 2021, the DSEC said in a statement.

On the other hand, Lusophone countries imported products worth only 418 thousand patacas (43.8 thousand euros), a drop of 94.9%.

In total, Macau exported products valued at MOP5.51 billion (€577 million), an increase of 29.9% compared to the same period in 2020.

In terms of imports of goods by the Chinese special administrative region, the value was 59.03 billion patacas (6.19 billion euros), up 33.44 billion patacas (3.5 billion euros) year-on-year.

The trade deficit through May this year was MOP 53.52 billion (EUR 5.61 billion), down from MOP 20.08 billion (EUR 2.1 billion) for the same period in 2020.

In the first five months of the year, the total value of foreign trade in goods was 64.54 billion patacas (6.76 billion euros), up 125.9%, from the same period in 2020.

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