Trade between Mozambique and China in the first five months of this year rose to US$717 million. This is a 22.62 per cent increase on the same period in 2013.
Exports to China totalled 1$99 million, an increase of 28.36 per cent. However, imports increased by 20.54 per cent to $517 million.
According to the news agency Macauhub, Mozambique was China's fourth largest trading partner in the Lusophone world.
In the same period, trade between China and the eight Portuguese speaking countries came to $53.345 billion, a nine per cent increase. Exports stood at $16.995 billion, with imports of $36.349 billion.
More than half of the total trade, $34.173 billion, was with Brazil. The second largest trading partner was the oil exporter Angola, with imports and exports totalling $16.491 billion. Portugal was the third largest partner, with trade worth $1.896 billion.
The other countries, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, East Timor and Sao Tome and Principe had only $66 million of trade with China.