Portugal Trading Partner Portal

Trading Partner Portal: Portugal


Trade Overview

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Portugal is on the border of Southwestern Europe on the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean. Portugal is classified as a high income country with a population of 10.29 billion people and a gross domestic product (GDP) of $228.54 billion. The country has developed a strong service market based economy that accounts for approximately 75% of its GDP. Similar to other European countries, a great deal of Portugal’s trade is within Europe and surrounding countries; however, the United States is Portugal’s sixth largest export destination. World Bank, CIA

Portugal is the 61st largest export destination for the United States. In 2021, US exports totaled of $2.36 billion of goods. The majority of those exports to Portugal were oil and gas, with a value of roughly $1.28 billion. The US also exported around $291 million of transportation equipment, $147 million chemicals, and $120 million of agricultural products. US imports from Portugal totaled $4.94 billion worth of goods from Portugal in 2021. A majority of those goods were petroleum and coal products, and were worth $858 million. The next two leading imports were chemicals at $473 million and apparel and accessories with a value of $352 million. US Department of Commerce

(In USD Millions) – Source: trade.gov

The United States had approximately $2.5 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Portugal in 2020, Portuguese FDI into the U.S. was undisclosed the same year. BEA

Portugal- California Trade

In 2021, California exported almost $80 million of goods. Over 25% of those goods were computer and electronic products, with a total value of $25 million. The second leading export from California to Portugal was non-electrical machinery, which totaled $12 million. Other major exports included agricultural products and chemicals. California is one of the largest importers of goods from Portugal into the US. In 2021, California imported $494 million worth of goods. Wood products were a major import from Portugal, making up $170 million. US Department of Commerce


Trade Agreements

Trade Agreements and Issues

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Portugal is one of the nations that is currently involved in negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the rest of the European Union and the United States. The United States and the European Union have a strong bilateral trade relationship totaling $698.7 billion in 2015. A free trade agreement, such as TTIP, desires to strengthen that relationship by eliminating tariffs, aligning compatible regulations to open trade, and furthering trade in the service sector.

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

USTR Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership