Imports$77.25 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$55.8 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)3.7% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate12.7% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$23,700 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate1% (2010 est.)
Internet users5.168 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular15.195 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.181% (2012 est.)
Population10,781,459 (July 2012 est.)
Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of its wealthiest colony of Brazil in 1822.
A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country.
In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms....
Portugal has become a diversified and increasingly service-based economy since joining the European Community - the EU's predecessor - in 1986.
Over the past two decades, successive governments have privatized many state-controlled firms and liberalized key areas of the economy, including the financial and telecommunications sectors.
The country qualified for the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in 1998 and began circulating the euro on 1 January 2002 along with 11 other EU members....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
The centre-right coalition of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the small Popular Party (CDS-PP) will serve out its full four-year term to October 2015. The government trails the opposition Socialist ...
We have maintained our GDP growth forecasts of 1.7% in 2015 and 1.4% in 2016. This year the expansion will be fairly broad-based, with growth in private consumption and investment reinforcing the impetus ...
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Portugal, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...
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