Category Indicator Data
1GeneralInflation (2016)0,6%
2GeneralUnemployment (2016)12,4%
3GeneralGrowth indicators (2016)23
4GeneralTaxesCorporate Tax 17% for first 15.000€ and 21% for rest
* Small and medium-sized enterprises constitute the backbone of Portuguese entrepreneurship, accounting for 90% of all Portuguese enterprises. Their role in the Portuguese economy is particularly important, both in terms of maintaining / creating employment, as well as contributing to Gross Domestic Product and introducing innovations, due to the their - due size - flexibility. The debt crisis faced by Portugal in recent years had a direct and dramatic impact on the liquidity of small and medium-sized enterprises, the most important problem of which (even the most healthy ones) was and still is access to finance. In this context, the Portuguese Government has set up a network of mechanisms to support small and medium-sized enterprises and to enhance their liquidity and outward-flow, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) and the Cohesion Fund.
5RESFeed- In Tariff - FITFeed in Tarrifs (duration of support) € / MWh:
* PVs (15 years): 106
* Other RES: 159
6RESBanksThe Portuguese government has set as priority since 2013 to reform the corporate tax regime in order to increase the competitiveness of Portuguese companies and attract foreign investment. The revised corporate tax regime reduced the maximum tax rate from 25 to 23% in 2014, while in 2015 the rate was further reduced to 21%.
7Energy efficiencyESCOsBy the end of 2013, the number of ESCOs operating was between 15 and 20. However, more than 100 companies are registered in the official DGEG database. This database, created in 2011, is used by companies wishing to develop energy performance agreements (EPCs) with the central government and to apply for the qualification system to which ESCOs must register.
8Energy efficiencyBanksA CEB (Council of Europe Development Bank) loan, in the form of an EC co-financing mechanism, will co-finance eligible investments, together with the European Structural Funds and Investment Funds, the EIB and the commercial banks, for the cities renewal and the protection of the environment in Portugal. Portugal has been a member of the CEB since 1976.