Portugal’s population is approximately 10.6 million. Due to a deficit in the trade balance of agricultural and food goods Portugal relies heavily on imports to supply its population. In 2018, Portuguese imports of U.S. agriculture, fish, and forest products leaped 87 percent to $335 million. The positive macroeconomic environment in Portugal’s post-crisis recovery opens new opportunities for U.S. agricultural exporters. Portugal is also an excellent entry point into the EU market. English is widely spoken, the population is friendly toward Americans, and the country has one of the lower commercial cost business environments in Western Europe.

10Consumer-Oriented Products Prospects CategoryProducts Present in the Market That Have Good Sales PotentialTree nuts, particularly almonds, walnuts, and pistachiosPeanutsPulsesPet foodsFish and seafood, fresh and frozenDistilled spiritsProducts Not Present in Significant Quantities With Good Sales PotentialBeverages (wine and beer)Non-alcoholic beverages (excluding juices)High value beef meat (only non-hormone treated cattle)RiceProducts 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.


Upcoming Events

February 17, 2021 - February 20, 2021
Fruit Logistica 2021
May 18, 2021 - May 20, 2021 – Berlin
SIAL 2022
October 15, 2022 - October 19, 2022 – Paris

Past Events

USA Peanuts 2020 Virtual Crop Tour
November 24, 2020 - November 25, 2020
Free From Food Expo
June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 – Amsterdam
May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020 – Amsterdam
POSTPONED - Seafood Expo Global 2020
April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020 – Bruxelles

Reports for Portugal