Top Portuguese Imports from the World
In 2018, Portugal bought US$88.6 billion worth of imported products up by 13% since 2014 and up by 13.8% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Portugal amounted to
$27.9 billion or 31.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $2 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.8 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.6 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $958.6 million
  7. Meat: $893.2 million
  8. Fish: $833.7 million
  9. Paper: $762.6 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $741.3 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Portugal amounted to
$12.3 billion or 13.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.9 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  4. Other chemical goods: $634.9 million
  5. Plastics: $611 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $574.1 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $390.1 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $318.7 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $170.2 million
10. Iron and steel: $166.8 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from France

France's exports to Portugal amounted to
$6.8 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $685.6 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $399.2 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $323.7 million
  5. Plastics: $261 million
  6. Cereals: $226.8 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $218.8 million
  8. Clocks, watches: $153.4 million
  9. Iron and steel: $149.7 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $134.7 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Portugal amounted to
$4.7 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $886.9 million
  2. Vehicles: $467.9 million
  3. Plastics: $258.9 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $253.6 million
  5. Iron and steel: $201 million
  6. Raw hides excluding furskins: $190.5 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $174.2 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $167.6 million
  9. Knit or crochet clothing: $129.3 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $119.9 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Portugal amounted to
$4.6 billion or 5.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $605.2 million
  2. Machinery: $585.2 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $322.2 million
  4. Plastics: $306 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $284.1 million
  6. Vehicles: $229.7 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $226.4 million
  8. Fish: $193.1 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $164.3 million
10. Iron and steel: $139.9 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from China

China's exports to Portugal amounted to
$2.8 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $640.1 million
  2. Machinery: $343.9 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $128.1 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $114.9 million
  5. Vehicles: $107.6 million
  6. Footwear: $102.3 million
  7. Fish: $100.5 million
  8. Leather, animal gut articles: $99.2 million
  9. Plastics: $88.1 million
10. Iron and steel: $87.1 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Portugal amounted to
$2.5 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $458.2 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $299.4 million
  3. Machinery: $211.5 million
  4. Plastics: $208.2 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $160.2 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $93.5 million
  7. Iron and steel: $81.9 million
  8. Footwear: $81.8 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $80.1 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $72.2 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Portugal amounted to $2.2 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $311.2 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $236.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $235.9 million
  4. Machinery: $223.9 million
  5. Iron and steel: $183.1 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $112.5 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $61.8 million
  8. Plastics: $61.8 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $58 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $53.5 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from the US

America's exports to Portugal amounted to
$1.6 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $306.2 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $270.5 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $266 million
  4. Oil seed: $227.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $63.6 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $52.4 million
  7. Plastics: $46.5 million
  8. Cereals: $45.9 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $44.6 million
10. Wood: $39.7 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Portugal amounted to
$1.5 billion or 1.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $97.9 million
  3. Fish: $90.5 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $51.8 million
  5. Wood: $24 million
  6. Rubber: $15.2 million
  7. Inorganic chemicals: $7.3 million
  8. Paper: $6.8 million
  9. Fertilizers: $6.6 million
10. Cereals: $5.2 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Portugal amounted to
$1.2 billion or 1.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $356 million
  2. Iron and steel: $201.3 million
  3. Cereals: $142.5 million
  4. Oil seed: $126.1 million
  5. Fruits, nuts: $62.1 million
  6. Wood: $29.6 million
  7. Machinery: $22.9 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $22.4 million
  9. Coffee, tea, spices: $21 million
10. Other chemical goods: $17.8 million
Fastest-Growing Portuguese Imports 2018
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis