Portugal and Brazil lose weight on imports from Angola

Portugal and Brazil lose weight on imports from AngolaCountries such as Thailand, Belgium, China, South Africa and United States are gaining space in Angolan imports at the expense of countries like Portugal and Brazil, referred to the report of the shipping company Maersk Line relative to the first half.

The report says that to sustain growth in Angola over the last decade, with the consequent increase in imports, consumers stood in Angolan Portuguese and Brazilian products to meet many of your needs.

But if a few years ago it was normal that the products of these two countries submit annual growths came to 40%, currently this growth presents values between 4% and 10%, with other countries to provide much higher growth rates.

China dominates the statistics, but countries like Thailand, Belgium, South Africa and United States are seeing their exports to Angola grow significantly, with China, Belgium and Thailand to present growth rates in excess of 40% in annual terms.

Claudius Marcos Rosa, CEO of Maersk Line, pointed out that the growths verified have to do with increasing consumer base of Angola, China's household appliances and construction materials arrive and United States ' electronic meat and chicken, flour and eggs and Belgium Thailand much rice.

The report also States that the transportation model is undergoing changes, with a lower use of bulk cargo in containerized cargo benefit chilled, the latter being the model used for 25% of the containers arriving in Angola on vessels of the company.

Maersk Line, company founded in 1904, is currently the largest transport company in the world with a fleet of 550 ships, transports cargo for Angola for 15 years. (macauhub)