Exports of goods from the Portuguese-speaking countries to Macau rose 46.9 percent last year, compared to 2021, according to official figures released today.
Last year, the value exported by Portuguese-speaking countries to the Chinese semi-autonomous region was 1.06 billion patacas (121 million euros), according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).
Meanwhile, the value of goods imported from Macau by the Portuguese-speaking bloc fell 73.4 percent year on year to 2 million patacas (228,000 euros).
In 2022, the value of goods exported rose 4.3% year-on-year to MOP13.52 billion (EUR1.54 billion), while the value of goods imported was MOP139.8 billion (EUR16.01 billion), down 9.1% year-on-year.
Macao’s trade deficit last year stood at MOP126.29 billion (€14.4 billion), down MOP14.62 billion (€1.67 billion) from MOP140.9 billion (€16.1 billion) in 2021.
The total value of foreign trade in goods in 2022 amounted to 153.3 billion patacas (17.5 billion euros) and was down 8.1% from 166.8 billion patacas (19.1 billion euros) in 2021, DSEC added.