Portugal PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Portugal PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 26% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (20.3%) and mining, manufacturing and utilities (16.5%). In 2020, these sectors are expected to contract by 5.0%, 5.8%, and 7.3% respectively, in nominal terms.

The overall PSI20 index has recorded a downward trend over the past year. As of September 22nd, 2020 PSI20 index stood at 4158.14, compared to 5016.35 on September 22nd 2019


  • In January 2019, the Portuguese government announced a 10-year infrastructure investment plan (2021-2030) called the “National Investment Program 2030”.
  • Northern Portugal and the Lisbon region together contributed 65.5% to total GDP and accounted for 62.3% of the total population in 2018
Reasons to Buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

List of Exhibits
Did You Know?
Country Highlights
COVID-19 Impact
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Portugal’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Western Europe and the World Average
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: Portugal Stock Index - PSI 20
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy (2014-2021f)
Exhibit 6: International Investment Position, Portfolio Investment Position and Direct Investment Position - Liabilities (June 2015-June 2020)
Exhibit 7: FDI Inflow By Type (Feb 2019-Jul 2020) and Net Portfolio Investment By Type (Feb 2019-Jul 2020)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2019)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2015-2019)
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2015-2021f)
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2016-2019
Exhibit 14: Vehicles other than Railway or Tramway Rolling Stock, and Parts and Accessories thereof, % of World Total, 2019
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (August 2019-August 2020)
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2015-2021f)
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2015-2019)
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment (2015-2022f)
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2015-2019)
Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index (2015-2019)
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2019
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2019
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports), 2019
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Portugal 2020
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2019
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2015-2019)

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