Portugal

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. Fish and seafood, tree nuts and other consumer-oriented products offer U.S. exporters the best opportunities in Portugal. 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.

U.S. Embassy, Madrid

Covers the countries of Portugal and Spain.

34-91-587-2555

Upcoming Events

Seafood Expo Global 2020
April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020 – Bruxelles
PLMA
May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020 – Amsterdam
Free From Food Expo
June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 – Amsterdam
SIAL 2020
October 18, 2020 - October 22, 2020 – Paris

Past Events

BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
Soy Regional Trade Exchange
December 03, 2019 - December 05, 2019 – Frankfurt am Main
FESTVERDE 2019 - Portugal
November 16, 2019 – Marinha Grande
U.S. Exhibitors Celebrated 100 Years of ANUGA
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne

Reports for Portugal

Best Product Prospects Based on Growth Trends

Product Category 2018 Portuguese Imports 5-Year Average Import Growth (% Value) Key Constraints Attractiveness for U.S. Exporters
Wine & Beer $258 M 5% Competition from other EU member states. Growing interest in U.S.-style beers and wines.
Tree Nuts $113 M 7% Complying with all import requirements. Reliable domestic market for U.S. almonds, pistachios, and walnuts.
Distilled Spirits $136 M -1% Complying with all import requirements and legal format of alcohol containers. Increasing interest in U.S. distilled drinks. The average import growth from the U.S. in the last 5 years was 41 percent.
Fish, Fresh or Chilled $403 M 4% Competition from other EU member states and third countries. Good reputation of U.S. fish and seafood. High per capita consumption.
Pet Food $186 M 3% Complying with all import requirements. Good image of U.S. products. Innovative products are attractive. The average import growth from the U.S. in the last 5 years was 43 percent.
Fish, Frozen $559 M 5% Competition from other EU member states and third countries. Good reputation of U.S. fish and seafood. High per capita consumption.