Top Portuguese Imports from the World
In 2015, Portugal bought US$66.7 billion worth of imported products down by 19.6% since 2011 and down by 14.8% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Portugal amounted to
$21.9 billion or 32.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $1.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  6. Meat: $703.3 million
  7. Iron and steel: $702.9 million
  8. Fish: $651.7 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $641.1 million
10. Paper: $627.2 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Portugal amounted to
$8.6 billion or 12.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $494.9 million
  5. Plastics: $451 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $334 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $218.9 million
  8. Iron and steel: $148.9 million
  9. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $134.9 million
10. Iron or steel products: $118.4 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from France

France's exports to Portugal amounted to
$4.9 billion or 7.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $407.6 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $273.2 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $235.4 million
  5. Plastics: $187.6 million
  6. Cereals: $164.6 million
  7. Iron and steel: $139.4 million
  8. Clocks and watches: $130.7 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $126.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $122.7 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Portugal amounted to
$3.6 billion or 5.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $646 million
  2. Vehicles: $299.1 million
  3. Raw hides excluding furskins: $203.1 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $192.4 million
  5. Plastics: $182.5 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $136.4 million
  7. Iron and steel: $124.9 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $115.3 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $103.2 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $95.3 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Portugal amounted to
$3.4 billion or 5.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $434.4 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $380.8 million
  3. Plastics: $250.5 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $244 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $187.8 million
  6. Fish: $181.7 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $152 million
  8. Vehicles: $114 million
  9. Iron and steel: $110.4 million
10. Meat: $106.5 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from the UK

UK's exports to Portugal amounted to
$2.1 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $359.2 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $226.4 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $191.7 million
  4. Machinery: $152 million
  5. Iron and steel: $151.7 million
  6. Oil: $124 million
  7. Plastics: $65.1 million
  8. Cereals: $53.4 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $48.8 million
10. Beverages: $41.6 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from China

China's exports to Portugal amounted to
$2 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $451.1 million
  2. Machinery: $222.4 million
  3. Iron and steel: $151 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $118.5 million
  5. Vehicles: $80.2 million
  6. Leather, animal gut articles: $77 million
  7. Footwear: $74.8 million
  8. Fish: $69.6 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $61.4 million
10. Plastics: $60.8 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Portugal amounted to
$1.9 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $220.8 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $200.2 million
  3. Machinery: $183.3 million
  4. Plastics: $168.5 million
  5. Oil: $117.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $82.5 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $63.4 million
  8. Footwear: $61.2 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $57.6 million
10. Electronic equipment: $57.3 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Angola

Angola's exports to Portugal amounted to
$1.3 billion or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $1.2 billion
  2. Fish: $5.4 million
  3. Machinery: $3 million
  4. Clocks and watches: $2 million
  5. Coffee, tea and spices: $1.6 million
  6. Wood: $868,000
  7. Vehicles: $818,000
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $416,000
  9. Electronic equipment: $416,000
10. Beverages: $205,000
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from the US

America's exports to Portugal amounted to
$1.1 billion or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $230.7 million
  2. Machinery: $170 million
  3. Oil: $104.2 million
  4. Oil seed: $73.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $50.1 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $47.4 million
  7. Tobacco: $36.5 million
  8. Wood: $34.2 million
  9. Plastics: $30.3 million
10. Cereals: $29.5 million
Top 10 Portuguese Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Portugal amounted to
$954.5 million or 1.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $234.2 million
  2. Oil seed: $188.3 million
  3. Iron and steel: $104.9 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $59.8 million
  5. Cereals: $45.4 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $41.5 million
  7. Plastics: $40.8 million
  8. Wood: $32.6 million
  9. Tobacco: $27.1 million
10. Machinery: $25.1 milli
Fastest-Growing Portuguese Imports 2015
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.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis