Spain was the largest direct investor in Portugal last year, while China, the United States and France mainly invested in Portugal through other countries, according to data released by the Bank of Portugal (BdP) this Tuesday.
According to the latest figures from the final investor’s direct investment positions, the regulator released this Tuesday that Spain is home to the largest holders of FDI in Portugal, followed by Portugal, France, the United Kingdom and China. .
The data reveal differences in the analysis based on the immediate opposition of the countries that led the direct investment levels in Portugal, namely Spain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France and the United Kingdom, which had high concentrations.
According to the latest data, the combined value of foreign investment in Portugal will be 93% by the end of 2021, along with 20 major end-investment countries.
BdP data show that investments from the Netherlands and Luxembourg are largely from other countries.
According to the analysis, 41% of Chinese direct investment in Portugal was conducted through Luxembourg, 22% through Hong Kong and only 28% directly without the use of third countries.
When the final investor was France, 66% of the direct investment in Portugal in 2021 was made by French companies and 28% by Luxembourg-based intermediaries.
The data also indicate that when the final investor was Portugal, it was “associated with remittances to Portugal through intermediaries residing in the Netherlands and Luxembourg (59% and 17%, respectively)”.
In general, the data also reveals that the bulk of this investment took the form of capital.
“However, there were geographical differences. That percentage was higher in the case of the BRICS (97%) and lower in the European Union (82%),” the BdP said.
According to the Department of Economic Affairs, 38% of direct investment in electricity, gas and water came from China, while 31% of investment in Portuguese manufacturing came from the United Kingdom.
The BdP released this Tuesday the latest figures on the final investor’s direct investment status, making it possible to identify the origin of the investment, i.e. the final opposition party or country of the final investor. Or restricts investment, enjoy returns and take risks.
The regulator’s new figures, published only by 17 countries worldwide, are published quarterly.
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