Portugal Fact Sheet
Home › Portugal Fact Sheet
 
Untitled Document

PORTUGAL FACTSHEET



GENERAL

Official Name

Portuguese Republic

Capital

Lisbon

Area

92,090 sq km

Weather


Annual Average Temperature: 21.15 °C

Summer Average Temperature: 24.9 °C

Winter Average Temperature: 17.4 °C

Population

10,833,816 (July 2016)

(Source: National Institute of Statistics, Portugal)

Currency

Exchange rate with US $ & INR

1 EUR = 1.06 USD (currently)

1 EUR = 73 INR (currently)

GDP

Euros 179.540 billion (2015) (Source: National Statistics Institute, Portugal)

GDP Growth Rate

0.9% (2014); 1.6%(2015); 1.2% (2016) (est.); 1.5% in 2017) (Source: INE Portugal)

Unemployment

10.5% (National Statistics Institute, INE Portugal)

GDP Per Capita

Euro 17,333 (2015) (Source: INE Portugal)

Forest Cover

37.8%

CO2 Emissions

4.424 metric tonnes per capita (2013) (Source: World Bank)

Tourists Arrivals

17 million (2016)

Age profile

0-14 years: 15.5% (male 874,807/female 804,483)

15-24 years: 11.4% (male 655,234/female 579,669)

25-54 years: 41.88% (male 2,300,872/female 2,236,077)

55-64 years: 12.07% (male 610,886/female 697,287)

65 years and over: 19.15% (male 849,506/female 1,224,995) (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy

Total Population: 79.3 years

Male: 76.1 years

Female: 82.8 years (2016 est.)

Languages (with %age of speakers, if available)

Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official, but locally used)

Ethnic Groups

Homogeneous Mediterranean stock; citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization number less than 100,000; since 1990 East Europeans have entered Portugal.

Main Religion (with %age, if available)

Roman Catholic 81%, other Christian 3.3%, other (includes Jewish, Muslim, other) 0.6%, none 6.8%, unspecified 8.3%

Internet Penetration

Total: 7.43 million

Percent of population: 68.6% (July 2015 est.)


Mobile Phones

Total: 11.715 million

Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 108 (July 2015 est.)


Urbanization

63.5% of total population (2015)

Total Trade

Euro 144.15 Billion (2015)

(Source: Trade and Investment Agency of Portugal)

Exports

Euro 70.09 Billion (2015)

(Source: Trade and Investment Agency of Portugal)

Imports

Euro 74.06 Billion (2015)

(Source: Trade and Investment Agency of Portugal)


POLITICAL

Political Structure


Parliamentary Democracy; Unicameral with 230 members called Assembly of Republic; 18 Administrative Districts and 2 autonomous regions

Head of State (President)

H.E. Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Head of Government (Prime Minister)

H.E. Mr Antonio Costa

Minister for Foreign Affairs

H.E. Mr Augusto Santos Silva


Political Issues

After exit from Euro 78 bn bailout in May, 2014, Economic revival, Austerity measures


BILATERAL

Bilateral Trade


US $ 692.19 Million ( 2015-2016)

(Source: Department of Commerce, India)

Indian Exports


US $ 589.64 Million ( 2015-2016)

(Source: Department of Commerce, India)

Imports into India

US $ 102.55 Million ( 2015-2016)

(Source: Department of Commerce, India)

Major Items of Export and Import

Major articles of exports from India to Portugal (in 2015)

Textiles & Apparels – 139.3 mn; Agriculture products – 56.9 mn; Metals – 54.5 mn; Chemicals – 47.6 mn; Plastic & Rubber – 36.1 mn; Footwear – 32.9 mn; Machinery and Gadgets – 27.7 mn; Clothings / Readymade garments – 23.2 mn; Leather and its articles – 16.0 mn; Vehicles and other transport materials – 10.0 mn (Unit- in Mn Euro)


Major articles of imports from Portugal (in 2015)

Machinery and Appliances – 17.4 mn; Metals – 13 mn; Minerals – 8.5 mn; Plastic and Rubber – 8.1 mn; Chemicals – 6.8 mn; Textiles and apparels – 5.4 mn; Leather – 5.0 mn; Paper and paper pulp – 4.5 mn; Wood and cork – 2.8 mn; Optic & Precision instrument – 2.7 mn. ( Unit- in Mn Euro)

Indian Origin/ PRs


Total Number of Indian Origin people: 65,000 (estimate)

Total Number of Indian Citizens: 6,935 (2015)

(Source: Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service)

Indian Expatriates (composition and any pertinent information that may be of interest)

Hindus (33,000)

Goans (mainly Catholics) (15,000); Gujaratis (approx. 7,500)

Muslims (Sunnis) (12,000)

Sikhs (8,000)

Ismailis (5,000)

(This is according to the High Level Committee Report on the Indian Diaspora, 2002 prepared by the Ministry of External Affairs)

Indian Organizations

Banks/PSUs/Govt Organizations

None

Indian Investments in Portugal

Approx. US$ 100 mn

US$ 50 mn in Hotel industry, US$ 30 mn in auto-parts and US$ 11 mn by Zomato

Portugal’s investments in India

Approx. US$ 42.62 million

 Portugal ranks 55th in terms of the overall FDI inflow into India



Navigation