Portugal

In 2020, Portugal imported $250 million worth of agricultural, fish and forestry products from the United States. Outside the European Union Member States, the United States was the second main origin of Portuguese agricultural and related imports after Brazil. Despite the pandemic and other trade-related challenges, the total value of U.S. exports of agricultural and related products to Portugal rose 16 percent from January to September 2021 compared to the previous year. Due to a deficit in the trade balance of agricultural and food goods, Portugal relies heavily on imports to supply its population which creates opportunities for U.S. agricultural exporters. Portugal is also an excellent entry point into the EU market. English is widely spoken and U.S. agricultural products have an excellent reputation.

Products Present in the Market with Good Sales Potential

Tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, and pistachios) -- Frozen Fish (cod and salmon) -- Pulses (chickpeas) -- Pet food – Condiments & Sauces – Food preparations

Products Not Present in Significant Quantities with Good Sales Potential

Functional and innovative health food – Processed Vegetables – Chocolate & Cocoa Products – Dairy Products

Products Not Present Because They Face Significant Barriers

Red meat and meat preparations (hormone ban) -- Poultry (sanitary procedures - chlorine wash) – Processed food (with GMO ingredients)

 

U.S. Embassy, Madrid

Covers the countries of Portugal and Spain.

34-91-587-2555

Upcoming Events

BIOFACH 2022
BIOFACH 2022
July 26, 2022 - July 29, 2022 – Nuremberg
SIAL 2022
SIAL 2022
October 15, 2022 - October 19, 2022 – Paris

Past Events

Seafood Expo Global 2022 in Barcelona
Seafood Expo Global 2022 in Barcelona
April 26, 2022 - April 28, 2022 – Barcelona
Fruit Logistica 2022
Fruit Logistica 2022
April 05, 2022 - April 07, 2022 – Berlin
ISM  2022 Cologne
ISM 2022 Cologne
January 30, 2022 - February 02, 2022 – Cologne
ANUGA 2021 in Cologne, Germany
ANUGA 2021 in Cologne, Germany
October 09, 2021 - October 13, 2021 – Cologne
Fruit Logistica 2021
May 18, 2021 - May 20, 2021 – Berlin

Reports for Portugal