SYNTHESIS INE@COVID-19, 15 apr-2021

April . 15 . 2021 SYNTH SIS IN @ COVID-19 page 4/12 Communication Unit | tel: +351 21 842 61 10 | In comparison with the previous quarter, the number of building permits decreased by 3.8% and the number of completed buildings increased by 1.0%. Throughout the year 2020, the number of building permits showed some volatility in year-on-year terms, with declining rates of change in March to May, and in September and October, with April registering the most intense negative year-on-year rate of change (-25.2%). In the remaining months, positive year-on-year rates of change were recorded, most marked in June, July, and August (+9.9%, +5.3% and +8.7%, respectively). Of the total number of building permits in the 4 th quarter of 2020, 71.7% were new constructions, of which 78.4% provided for family housing. Of the total number of completed buildings in this period, 80.1% were new constructions, of which 77.4% provided for family housing. More information available at: Construction: building permits and completed buildings – 4 th quarter of 2020 (15 March 2021) Natural balance worsens in 2020 with an increase in deaths and a decrease in live births -8,000 -4,000 0 4,000 8,000 12,000 16,000 Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18 Oct-18 Nov-18 Dec-18 Jan-19 Feb-19 Mar-19 Apr-19 May-19 Jun-19 Jul-19 Aug-19 Sep-19 Oct-19 Nov-19 Dec-19 Jan-20 Feb-20 Mar-20 Apr-20 May-20 Jun-20 Jul-20 Aug-20 Sep-20 Oct-20 Nov-20 Dec-20 Natural balance Live births Deaths No. In 2020, 84,558 live births and 123,467 deaths were registered in the national territory (preliminary data), of which: • Live births to mothers residing in the country: 84,296 (-2.6% than in 2019); • Deaths of residents in the country: 123,152 (+10.2% than in 2019). The increase in the number of deaths and the decrease in the number of live births, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, determined a strong worsening of the natural balance (-38,856). Portugal’s natural balance has been negative for 12 years. Live births, deaths and natural balance, Jan. 2018 to Dec. 2020 - Portugal More information available at: 2020 Vital Statistics (16 March 2021)