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Portugal

Portugal : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$77.25 billion (2011 est.)
$73.02 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$55.8 billion (2011 est.)
$48.91 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.7% (2011 est.)
1.4% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

12.7% (2011 est.)
10.8% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$23,700 (2011 est.)
$24,100 (2010 est.)
$23,800 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

1% (2010 est.)
-2.6% (2009 est.)
0% (2008 est.)

Internet users

5.168 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

15.195 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.181% (2012 est.)

Population

10,781,459 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

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.

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Portugal

Economic overview

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.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Portugal April 2016 Updater

Country Forecast Portugal April 2016 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • April 2016
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Portugal is led by a centre-left Socialist Party (PS) minority government. In parliament it is backed by three external supporters: the Left Bloc (BE), the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) and the Greens ...

  • Countries : Portugal

Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Portugal

By Country Industry Forecasts > Portugal

  • $ 250
  • Country report
  • March 2016
  • by Oxford Economics

Key Features: Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. Up to 85 manufacturing ...

  • Countries : Portugal

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Portugal

D&B Country Insight Report: Portugal

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • February 2016
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : World, Portugal

ISA

Portugal - ISA Country Report

Portugal - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • April 2016
  • by ISA

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 ...

  • Countries : Portugal

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