High growth companies: larger and more exporting
07 April 2014
The number of High Growth Companies (HGC) decreased between 2009 and 2012.
In 2012, more than half of these companies were concentrated on the Manufacturing (21.7%), Distributive Trade (19.6%) and Construction (13.2%) sectors. Around 52% of their GVAmp was generated in the Lisbon region.
Some differentiating features in relation to the total companies arose, showing High Growth Companies as larger and more exporting companies with a higher expenditure in research & development.
The number of Young High-Growth Companies (Gazelles) has also decreased over the given period, yet their share on the total HGC has increased to 19.5% in 2012, 2.3 p.p. higher than in the previous year.