Key Industries


the recent past has been rich in growing number of entrepreneurial companies and market leaders in Information and Communications Technology.

Automotive Industry

The auto sector – including car and component production – is a core sector of the Portuguese economy. It represents 4% of total GDP, is represented in 29 000 companies, is responsible for 124 000 direct jobs and a business volume of 23, 7 thousand millions of euros and 21,6 % of the total fiscal revenues in Portugal.

Agriculture and Agri-Food sector

Europe 22 million farmers and agricultural workers are at heart of one of the biggest economic sectors in the EU – the agri-food sector. Around 44 million jobs in food processing, food retail and food services depend on agriculture. The EU is also a net exporter of food and drink, exporting goods for more than €130 billion per year. More data on EU agri-food trade. Helping farmers with income support and market […]


The increasing number of new air routes have been contributing to these improvements, especially during main seasonality (November to February), as well as other key factors as security, stability, the increase of the country’s visibility and other incentives for tourist attractiveness.


Europe Thanks to advances in science and technology, the research-based pharmaceutical industry is entering an exciting new era in medicines development. As well as driving medical progress by researching, developing and bringing new medicines that improve health and quality of life for patients around the world, the research-based pharmaceutical industry is a key asset of the European economy. It is one of Europe’s top performing […]


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Portugal simplifies entry for asset managers as Brexit draw nearer
Portugal simplifies entry for asset managers as Brexit draw nearer

Portugal launched a simplified licencing process aiming to attract asset managers, jointly presented by the Bank of Portugal and the Portuguese Securities and Exchange Commission (CMVM).

Chitra Stern: Brexit has sparked new ties between Portugal and India
Chitra Stern: Brexit has sparked new ties between Portugal and India

Chitra Stern, Executive Committee member of Portugal IN examines how recent events have made Portugal a favourable choice for foreign investors.


Our Team

Portugal In is composed by

Bernardo Trindade

Chitra Stern

Gonçalo Lobo Xavier

Ana Azevedo

Claudia Miguel

Anna Bergström

Cecília Bastos

João Leitão

Monitoring Committee

The monitoring committee, with an advisory role, is composed by public entities, such as the Tax Authority, Tourism of Portugal, AICEP Portugal Global (Trade and Investment Agency), Vocational Training Institute, IAPMEI (Institute of Innovation and Economy), Treasury Directorate General etc.

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