According to National Procurement Commission (CNA) figures cited in China-Lusophone Brief, companies from China won 44 contracts worth a total of US$714.6 million during the period. Indonesian enterprises were awarded 72 contracts worth nearly US$499 million.
Other countries securing a significant number of procurement deals included Portugal, with 30 contracts worth a total of US$51.59 million, and France, with nine contracts worth US$68.6 million. Canadian companies were awarded 12 projects worth a total of US$28 million.
During the period, the CNA registered a total of 2,598 procurement contracts, with a total value of around US$3.78 billion. The great majority of these went to Timorese companies, which secured 2,351 contracts with a total value of more than US$2.12 billion.
Chinese firms, excluding Timorese companies, won procurement contracts worth US$1.36 billion.