The International Trade Council wishes to highlight recent data concerning Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Portugal for the first half of the year. According to figures released by the Bank of Portugal, FDI in Portugal totaled €2 billion, reflecting a 57% decline when juxtaposed with the corresponding period in 2022.
The predominant avenue for FDI transactions executed between January and June pertained to real estate investments made by non-residents in Portugal.
A geographical breakdown of investments showcases that the primary contributors hailed from European nations, with a substantial investment of 980 million euros. Investors from Asia followed, with contributions amounting to 512 million euros, and America with 298 million euros.
In a contrasting development, Portugal's outbound direct investments, referred to as IPE, displayed considerable momentum. The Bank of Portugal reported an accelerated investment of 3.4 billion euros in the first six months of the year, marking an impressive surge of 73% compared to the same duration in 2023. Notably, significant contributions emerged from companies operating within the electricity, gas, and water sector, targeting firms based in Europe.
The International Trade Council remains committed to fostering dialogue and understanding about global investment trends and will continue to provide pertinent information to stakeholders in the trade and business sectors.