Factsheet : Portugal

Official Title:
Portuguese Republic


General Information

Capital: Lisbon
Population (million): 10.29
Total Area: 92,391km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: National Holiday June 10
Language(s): Portuguese


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral with a 230-seat Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da Republica). Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or the majority coalition) and Council of ministers appointed by the president. Administrative divisions: 18 districts and 2 autonomous regions (Azores and Madeira).

Head of State:
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Antonio Costa (PS)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Augusto Santos Silva (PS)
Finance: Mário Centeno (Ind.)
Defence : José Alberto Azeredo Lopes (Ind.)

Main Political Parties:
Social Democratic Party (PSD); Portuguese Socialist Party (PS); Christian-Democratic - People’s Party (CDS/PP); Portuguese Communist Party (PC); Leftist Group (BE); The Greens (PEV). Assembly: PS (106) PSD (77) Bloco (19) PCP-PEV (12) CDS-PP (%) PAN (4) CHEGA (1) Iniciativa (1) Livre (1)

Elections:
President (5 year term): next in 2020. Assembly (4 year term).


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Portugal Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 309.75 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 30,112.04 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.08 1.83
Inflation: (%) 1.17 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 7.13 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $382,241,755
Canadian imports from country: $635,375,502
FDI in Canada : $70 million
CDI in Portugal: $62 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador João do Carmo Ataíde da Câmara

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Lisa Rice Madan


December 2019
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Portugal
Year Exports Imports
2014 $225,702,539 $486,695,453
2015 $186,253,586 $618,943,264
2016 $257,148,167 $553,634,127
2017 $270,339,606 $577,547,106
2018 $382,241,755 $635,375,502
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Portugal
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $5,584,986 $13,335,044
02 Veg. Prod. $89,898,395 $10,342,541
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $8,024 $3,348,229
04 Food Prod. $4,057,194 $88,188,938
05 Mineral Prod. $117,934,387 $4,125,089
06 Chemical Prod. $11,573,940 $37,217,342
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $935,963 $43,486,981
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $176,490 $1,522,070
09 Wood Prod. $1,957,123 $20,022,919
10 Paper Prod. $8,574,540 $1,824,177
11 Textiles Prod. $452,472 $159,486,936
12 Dress Access. $7,275 $56,901,677
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $495,890 $30,483,502
14 Precious Metals/stones $278,405 $1,133,749
15 Base Metal Prod. $5,929,835 $34,005,612
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $18,857,631 $67,879,942
17 Vehicles and Equip. $95,140,897 $4,602,182
18 Specialized Inst. $4,628,820 $10,120,718
19 Arms & Ammunition $13,159 $2,423,284
20 Misc. Articles $ $41,843,664
21 Antiques $110,835 $29,927