Portugal 2019

For this, our first edition on the Portuguese economy, we conducted over 130 interviews with key policymakers and top executives from across the business world. Portugal's economy continues to be buoyed by tourism, but if one sector stands out from the rest, it is ICT. TBY will help to introduce the people and ideas that are reinventing Portugal and its economy as it looks to play a greater role in the EU and beyond.

Sneak peek at what's inside:

TBY ANALYTICS Portugal 2019:

TBY Analytics reviewed all of the interviews conducted for The Business Year: Portugal 2019 and examined trends and sentiment among the country's business leaders.

We asked our ICT chapter interviewees about which sectors they collaborating with:

  • 53% Health & education
  • 42% Finance
  • 23% Capital Markets
  • 8% Banking
  • 8% Financial Services


With its economy expanding continuously since 2014, unemployment falling faster than any other eurozone country, a positive current account balance, investment growth double the average of the EU, and its universities delivering increasingly highly qualified professionals to the labor market, Portugal and its leaders have much to be proud of. We talked to policymakers such as:

  • Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President, Portugal
  • António Costa, Prime Minister, Portugal
  • Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology, and Higher Education
  • Rogério Carapuça, President, Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications (APDC)
  • Marta Temido, Minister of Health
  • António Sá da Costa, President, Association of Renewable Energy (APREN)
  • João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment and Energy Transition
  • António Saravia, President, Confederation of Portuguese Industries (CIP)



"Tourism has been making a contribution to the economy in several ways. At present, it represents 12.5% of GDP, more than 50% of service exports, and almost 20% of goods and services exports."

- Luís Araújo, President of the Portuguese National Tourism Authority