Portugal itself is a country that has historically been linked to the import and export market, largely due to the fact that it is located at the westernmost point of the European continent, which has always allowed it to maintain a key role on the international stage. However, although it has always had relatively good infrastructures, it has only been in recent years that there has been a great deal of investment in them. There is still a great discrepancy in the efficiency and quality of these infrastructures throughout the country, with Lisbon and Porto being the best equipped regions, with the main ports and airports, thus ranking as the main Portuguese logistics centers, along with the Sines port, which has the 4th largest cargo port on the Iberian Peninsula, the only one to receive large freighters in Portugal.

In terms of imports, the most significant categories are mineral fuels and oils, vehicles and automotive parts and electronic equipment. As for exports, the main groups are agricultural and food products, textiles, footwear and machinery and mechanical equipment.

Advantages of encouraging investment in the Portuguese market

Some of the main points that could be exploited in order to attract attention to the Portuguese market are:

– Its location, which could serve as a hub for other European and African markets.

– Being a member of the European Union, which could provide easier access to other European countries, due to the elimination of customs barriers between members, along with a vast network of trade agreements.

– Worldwide recognition of its products, such as wines, footwear, textiles and ceramics.

– Over the years there has been a commitment to diversifying the economy.

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