Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Portugal was the second country where the number of foreign investment projects increased the most in 2022 (by 24%). Only Romania had a more significant increase.

Portugal was the sixth most attractive country in Europe in attracting foreign investment last year.


In 2022, 248 investment projects were announced for the country, 24% more than in the previous year. Portugal was ahead of countries such as Italy, Poland, Belgium and Ireland in the attractiveness survey prepared by the EY consultancy and reported by ECO.


Only Romania had a greater growth (+86%) in the number of investments raised from abroad. “Portugal, stands out for its resilience in a very challenging economic, social and energy context, managing to counteract the trend of stagnation of FDI in Europe in 2022. This study illustrates the competitive advantage of Eastern, Central and Southern Europe, which it presents a scenario with a lot of potential for Portugal, which can thus continue to position itself as an increasingly attractive destination on the foreign direct investment map”, said Miguel Cardoso Pinto, partner at EY Portugal.


In The Portugal News