EU Countries Profiles » Portugal

Country Details:

Basic Information
Capital: Lisbon 
Language: Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official, but locally used)
Population: 10,355,493 
Total Area: 92,090 sq km 
Currency: Euro
The Diplomatic representation in Jordan: 
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Portugal
Tel: +962 6 5852470
Fax: +962 6 585 24 71
Economic profile
GDP: $314.1 billion
Real Growth rate: 2.7%
GDP-Per Capita: $30,500
Inflation rate: 1.6%
Unemployment rate: 8.9%
Trade Balance:
Exports:  $61 billion
Imports:  $74.73 billion
Revenues:  93.55 billion 
Expenditures: 100 billion

Natural resources: fish, forests (cork), iron ore, copper, zinc, tin, tungsten, silver, gold, uranium, marble, clay, gypsum, salt, arable land, hydropower

Major exports: agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine, oil products, chemical products, plastics and rubber, hides, leather, wood and cork, wood pulp and paper, textile materials, clothing, footwear, machinery and tools, base metals

Major imports: agricultural products, chemical products, vehicles and other transport material, optical and precision instruments, computer accessories and parts, semiconductors and related devices, oil products, base metals, food products, textile materials

Trade partners: Spain, France, Germany, UK, US, Netherlands 

Major Industries: textiles, clothing, footwear, wood and cork, paper and pulp, chemicals, fuels and lubricants, automobiles and auto parts, base metals, minerals, porcelain and ceramics, glassware, technology, telecommunications; dairy products, wine, other foodstuffs; ship construction and refurbishment; tourism, plastics, financial services, optics
Agriculture Products: grain, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, grapes; sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, dairy products; fish
Labor force:  5.233 million distributed as follows: 
Agriculture:  8.6% 
Industry:  23.9%     
Services:  67.5%

External Trade Between Jordan & Portugal - JOD

Year Exports Imports
2017 5,607,146 37,153,241
2018 3,768,200 30,152,700
2019  5,873,700 25,609,700
2020  8,021,900 31,271,900
2021 (January - February) 2,928,900 3,512,100

 Source: Department of Statistics

Main Jordanian Exports to Portugal:
- Products of the chemical or allied industries
- Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; prepared animal or vegetable waxes    


Main Jordanian Imports from Portugal:
- Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard and articles thereof    
- Products of the chemical or allied industries    
- Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes    
- Textiles and textile articles
- Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles    
- Base metals and articles of base metals    


Agreements between Jordan and Portugal 

  • Economic Cooperation Agreement – signed in 2008
  • EU- Jordan Association Agreement – signed in 1997