ECONOMY & STATISTICS

The Economy of Portugal is of a mixed nature and functions in support of a high income country. The Global Competitiveness Report for 2014-2015, published by the World Economic Forum, placed Portugal on the 36th position on the economic index.

Portugal is home to a number of notable leading companies with worldwide reputations, such as Grupo Portucel Soporcel, a major world player in the international paper market; Sonae Indústria, the largest producer of wood-based panels in the world; Corticeira Amorim, the world leader in cork production; and Conservas Ramirez, the oldest operational canned fish producer, and several others.

Area: 92,212.0 sq km (2010)
Population (thousands): 10,514 (2014)
Working population (thousands): 5,182 (2014)
Population density (inhabit./sq km): 115.4 (2010)
Official designation: Republic of Portugal
Capital: Lisbon (2.8 million inhabit. – metropolitan area)
Main religion: Roman Catholic
Language: Portuguese
Currency: EUR (in units of 100 cents)

EUR = 1.392 USD (average rate in 2011) GDP at market prices:165,107 million EUR (2012) GDP per capita:19,400 EUR (2011)

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