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Angola: Goods importation reaches one million tons

Just over 1.5 tons of diverse goods were imported by the Angolan State throughout the first semester of the year 2017, which represents a reduction of about 82,128 tons in relation to the previous semester, ANGOP has learnt.

According to data from the National Freighters Council the imported cargo of the first semester of the present year included products like rice (10.2 percent), sugar (7.4%), flour (7.3%) and cereals (4.1%).

The document states also that the Luanda Port absorbed 77.8% of the total cargo for the period in reference.

In the same period was also recorded the entrance, through the country’s sea ports, of 1,624 vehicles, 99.3% of which through the Luanda Port, which represents a drop in vehicles importation of about 19.5%.

The main importer was the cement company Nova Cimangola (8.76%).

Asia, with emphasis on China and South Korea, continues to be the main market for Angola’s imports with 39.5% of the country’s total imports.

Source: Angop

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