Business Statistics Studies
Small and Medium Enterprises in Portugal
Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Portugal
28 June 2010
In 2008, there were 349 756 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Portugal, representing 99.7% of the non-financial business sector. Micro enterprises were predominant, corresponding to 86% of all SMEs. Employment in non-financial companies was mainly achieved by SMEs (72.5%), which were also responsible for 57.9% of turnover and 59.8% of gross value added at factor cost generated in 2008.