In a press release, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce says that data for February were presented, on Tuesday, at a meeting of the Board of Directors of that ministry.
According to the national director of Foreign Trade, Augusta Fortes, bulk sugar and current rice led the import intentions, as these products still have a "somewhat timid" internal response, stressing that in addition to the basic basket, they are raw materials in the beverage industry and beyond.
On the other hand, the note emphasizes the "quite sharp" reduction in the import of garlic, pasta, corn and wheat flour, sanitary towels, disposable diapers, napkins and tempered glass in sheet, due to the capacity of domestic production.
With regard to exports, Portugal, in Europe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa, continue to be the preferred destinations for national products, in the category of non-oil exports.
"The licensing of Angolan exports, during February 2021, totaled 3.5 million dollars, showing a positive variation of 436 percent compared to February 2020", reads the statement.
In the same period of 2020, the value of exports totaled 654,702.18 dollars.
In February 2021, according to the licensing table made available with regard to exports, Portugal appears as the destination country of 3839 tons of pineapples, 29,080 tons of beers, of the Cuca and Nocal brands, and 47,500 tons of manioc flour. bombó (manioc flour), totaling 49,614.02 dollars.