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PORTUGAL FACTSHEET

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GENERAL

Official Name

Portuguese Republic

Capital           

Lisbon

Area

92,212 sq km

Weather

Annual Average Temperature: 21.15 °C
Summer Average Temperature: 24.9 °C
Winter Average Temperature: 17.4 °C

Population

10, 276,104 (January 2018)
(Source: National Institute of Statistics, Portugal)

Currency
Exchange rate with US $ & INR                         

1 EUR = 1.24 USD(as on March 28)
1 EUR = 80.76 INR (as on March 28)

GDP

Euros 193.122 billion (2017)
(Source: National Statistics Institute, Portugal)

GDP Growth Rate

0.9%  (2014); 1.8% (2015); 1.5% (2016); 2.7% (2017)
(Source: INE Portugal)

Unemployment

8.0% (December 2017)
Provisional rate for January 2018 is 7.9%
(Source: National Statistics Institute, INE Portugal)

GDP Per Capita

Euro 17,934 (2016) (Source: INE Portugal)
Euro 18, 691 (European Commission forecast for 2017)

Forest Cover

34.7% (2015)
(Source: World Bank)

CO2 Emissions

4.3 metric tons per capita (2014)
(Source: World Bank)

Tourists Arrivals

Total 20 641.9 million (2017) (Year-on-Year change rate 8.9%)
Residents in Portugal – 7 964.8 (Year-on-Year change rate 4.6%)
Residents abroad – 12 677.1( Year-on-Year change rate 11.7%)

Age profile

0-14 years: 5.5% (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: 80.6 years
Male: 77.6 years
Female: 83.3 years
(2014-2016 triennium)

Languages (with % age of speakers, if available)

Portuguese (official), Mirandese (a dialect recognized officially as a minority language in 1999, 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: 72.4% (June 30, 2017)
(Source: Internet World Stats)

Mobile Phones

Total: 11.715 million
Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 108 (July 2015 est.)

Urbanization

64% of total population (2016)
(Source: World Bank)

Total Trade

Euro 165.12 billion (2017)
(Source: Bank of Portugal)

Exports

Euro 84.32 billion (2017)
(Source: Bank of Portugal)

Imports

Euro 80.80 billion (2017)
(Source: Bank 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. Prof. Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Head of Government (Prime Minister)

H.E. Dr. António Costa

Minister for Foreign Affairs

H.E. Dr. Augusto Santos Silva

Political Issues

After exit from Euro 78 bn bailout in May, 2014, Economic revival, Austerity measures;Portugal exit the European Commission’s excessive debt procedure

BILATERAL

Bilateral Trade

US $ 812.34 Million ( 2016-2017)
(Source: Department of Commerce, India)

Indian Exports

US $ 671.17 Million ( 2016-2017)
(Source: Department of Commerce, India)

Imports into India

US $ 141.16 Million ( 2016-2017)
(Source: Department of Commerce, India)

Major Items of Export and Import

Major articles of exports from India to Portugal (in 2016-17)
Textiles & Apparels; Agriculture products; Metals; Chemicals; Plastic & Rubber; Footwear; Machinery and Gadgets; Clothing / Readymade garments; Leather and its articles; Vehicles and other transport materials.
Major articles of imports from Portugal(in 2016-17)
Machinery and Appliances; Metals; Minerals; Plastic and Rubber; Chemicals; Textiles and apparels; Leather; Paper and paper pulp; Wood and cork; Optic & Precision instrument.     

Indian Origin/ PRs

Total Number of Indian Origin people:  65,000 (estimate)
Total Number of Indian Citizens legally residing in Portugal: 7,244 (2016)
(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$ 150 mn

US$  50 mn in Hotel industry, US$ 30 mn in auto-parts , US$ 33 mn in footwear(Tata Aerosol), 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

As on April 15,2018

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