Economic Trivia

Portugal is the world's leading cork producer.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): Spain, Germany, and France
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Motor Vehicles & Parts, Electrical Machinery, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles; Clothing; Footwear; Wood and Cork

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $339,721,555,141 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.145% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $33,041 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 54/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.994% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 39.8% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.313% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.442% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,508,263,712) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 5,223,691 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 6.339% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 24.571% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 69.09% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 6.86% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $103,366,468,095 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $103,723,551,271 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 66% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,859,073,658 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $37,806,234,587 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Portugal’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank