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The USA maintains leadership as the main investor in Portugal

The USA maintains leadership as the main investor in Portugal

The US was again the main investor in Portugal, with 30 projects (15% of the country’s total) announced in 2021.

The USA maintains leadership as the main investor in Portugal. However, in 2021, sharing in position with Germany doubled the number of projects compared to the previous year, which also announced 30 projects in the country. France (14.5%), United Kingdom (12.0%) and Spain (11.5%) complete the top five main foreign investors in Portugal.

International investors continue to bet on Portugal. In 2021, the country reached a share of 3.4% of the total FDI projects announced for Europe, with 200 projects, which represents an increase of 30% compared to the 154 counted in the previous year. These projects can create around 28,000 jobs, more than tripling the figures recorded in 2020.

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Source: EY

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