Enterprises in Portugal
GVA of non-financial enterprises slightly increased and number of persons employed decreased
26 September 2014
In 2013, there was a nominal growth of some of the main economic indicators, such as Gross Value Added (+0.5% comparing to 2012) and the gross operating surplus (+4.5% comparing to 2012). Nonetheless, the number of enterprises in Portugal and the number of persons employed decreased again in 2013 (-0.7% and -2.2%), although less than in the previous year.
The ten years between 2004 and 2013 can be divided into two different stages. On the first half, between 2004 and 2008, the turnover and the GVA have increased in all sectors, while on the second, from 2009 to 2013 there was an opposite trend, with the decrease of the main economic indicators in almost all sectors. Nonetheless, between 2009 and 2013, the increase in the apparent labour productivity of large companies and of exporting companies is highlighted. In 2013 there were more exporting companies than in 2008, with a greater weight in the turnover and GVA generated.