International Trade in Portugal

International Trade in Portugal

From the beginning of 2009, Portugal is in the core of a deep recession, caused by the collapse of foreign demand and the restrictive financial conditions that have affected all the sectors of the economy, such as exports and investments in particular.  After it was contracted to 2.7% in... Read more

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Overview About International Trade in Portugal

Main Industry Sectors

The agricultural sector is not so productive because it is less mechanized; it represents a little over 2% of Portugal's GDP and employs 11.5% of the population. The main productions are cereals, fruits, vegetables and wine. The exports of  Port wine represent 1.4% of total exports. Portugal has many natural resources. The mining sector (copper, tin) represents 6% of the GDP and Portugal is one of the main exporters of marble. The forests of Portugal provide a large portion of the world's cork supply.
The manufacturing industry is modern and it is made up of small and medium-sized companies. Its main sectors of activity are metallurgy, mechanical engineering, textiles and construction. Moreover, the country has increased its role in the European automobile sector and has a world class mold manufacturing industry.
Services, particularly tourism, play an important role which is rapidly increasing. The tertiary sector contributes to more than 70% of the GDP.

 

Economic Overview

From the beginning of 2009, Portugal is in the core of a deep recession, caused by the collapse of foreign demand and the restrictive financial conditions that have affected all the sectors of

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