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Foreign direct investment to Portugal compared to other EU countries in 2023


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Portugal news - What are the main sectors in Portugal that receive foreign investment in 2023? How much is the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Portugal and how does Portugal compare to other EU countries in 2023?



How much is the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Portugal in 2023?


For the first half of 2023, the stock of FDI reached 69% of GDP and amounts to 174 billion Euros according to the Bank of Portugal. For the period ending in June 2023, this is more than double the amount compared to the end of 2008. The stock of FDI represents the total accumulated level of direct investment measured as a share of GDP at the end of the first half of 2023.


In Portugal, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) transactions totaled 2.0 billion Euros for the first half of 2023. FDI flows are transactions recorded during the first half of 2023.



What are the main sectors in Portugal that receive Foreign Direct Investment and what are the main sources of FDI in 2023?


Foreign investment in Portugal is mainly towards the real estate sector and the main sources of FDI to Portugal in 2023 are by non-residents in Portugal, mainly from investors residing in European countries.



How does Foreign Direct Investment to Portugal compare to other EU countries in 2023?


In 2022, Portugal had one of the highest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stocks as a percentage of GDP among OECD countries, only surpassed by Luxembourg (1405%), the Netherlands (280%), Switzerland (128%), Estonia (96%) and Belgium (91%).


In the European Union (EU), Foreign Direct Investment went from 33 to 71% of GDP between 2008 and 2022, while the stock of FDI in Portugal reached 69% of GDP for the first half of 2023.

When compared to the average for EU countries, FDI flows to Portugal registered higher values ​​for the period from 2012 to 2019, but then recorded lower values for the period from 2020 to 2022. However, when compared to the average for OECD countries, Portugal registered higher values for the period 2008 – 2022.




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