Havana, Cuba.Until August, commercial exchanges between Cuba and China amounts to over 10 billion dollars, informed in this city the Chinese economic department.
This figure represents an increase of 25 percent with respect to the same period of 2012, and also reflects the increasing strength of bonds between the two nations, explained Ma Kequiang, counselor of the Chinese embassy to Havana.
Exports from Havana to Beijing reached 450 million dollars, particularly for sales of products associated with the field of biotechnology, the mining industry and cigars, specified the official.
However, compared to last year’s performance, the island’s imports suffered a 7.5 percent contracting, due to the unpredictability of nickel prices on the international market, clarified Ma Kequiang. Cuba’s second trade partner after Venezuela, China will attend the 31st edition of Havana’s International Trade Fair, to be held on November 3-9, with a large delegation of its business community.