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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:47 - Updated Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:47

Goods importation reaches one million tons

Luanda - 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.

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Lobito Port, in the centre-west Benguela Province.

Photo: Tarcisio Vilela

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.     

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