Agência Xinhua – 07/02/2011
GUANGZHOU, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) — Guangdong Province, the economic powerhouse in southern China, imported more resource products from Brazil, a world’s leading grain and mineral products exporter, to feed its fast growing economy.
According to the local customs house, Guangdong’s imports from Brazil rose 11.8 percent year on year to 1.77 billion U.S. dollars in 2010.
The total included 800 million U.S. dollars worth of farm produce, up 20.2 percent year on year, 320 million dollars worth of iron sand and concentrate, up 24.1 percent, 220 million dollars worth of cattle hide and horse hide, up 17.8 percent.
The three categories of resource products accounted for 75.5 percent of Guangdong’s total imports from Brazil.
Meanwhile, the province bought 27.81 million U.S. dollars worth of sugar from Brazil in 2010, as against only 35,000 dollars worth in 2009. Its cotton imports from the South American country soared 880 percent year on year to 10.54 million U.S. dollars worth.