Industry Breakdown of Companies in Portugal

This statistic shows TOP industries, TOP companies by sales and number of employees and the most common SIC codes in Portugal

The number of companies in Portugal is 582,683, which represents 1.28% of all 45,660,640 companies in the HitHorizons database. The country with the highest number of registered companies is United Kingdom with 6,590,813 companies.

Current Country:
Portugal 582,683 (1.3%)
Largest Country:
United Kingdom 6,590,813 (14.4%)
Total Number of Companies 45,660,640

TOP Industries in Portugal

The industry with the highest number of companies registered in Portugal is Services with 219,145 companies followed by Retail Trade and Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate with 99,878 and 65,035 companies respectively.

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TOP Industries in Portugal 582,683 registered companies

  Industry, Number of Companies Number of Companies
Services 219,145 37.6% 219,145
Retail Trade 99,878 17.1% 99,878
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 65,035 11.2% 65,035
Construction 53,336 9.2% 53,336
Manufacturing 44,146 7.6% 44,146
Wholesale Trade 40,123 6.9% 40,123
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services 33,381 5.7% 33,381
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 21,724 3.7% 21,724
Public Sector 5,116 0.9% 5,116
Mining 784 0.1% 784
Unknown industry 15 0.0% 15

Breakdown of Companies in Portugal by SIC Code

The Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC code) allows to classify individual industries. The top three SIC codes for Portugal are Subdivider/developer (5.7%), Eating place (5.69%) and Operative builders (5.21%) .

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Breakdown of Companies in Portugal by SIC Code 582,683 registered companies

TOP 10 Companies by Sales Registered in Portugal

Companies registered in Portugal generate € 450,231,506,165 in sales per annum, which represents 0.6% of sales of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest sales is PETROGAL, S.A. with € 9.035B followed by MODELO CONTINENTE - HIPERMERCADOS, S.A. and PINGO DOCE - DISTRIBUIÇÃO ALIMENTAR, S.A. with € 4.569B and € 4.363B in sales respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Sales in Portugal 582,683 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. PETROGAL, S.A. € 9.035B 2.01% € 9.035B
2. MODELO CONTINENTE - HIPERMERCADOS, S.A. € 4.569B 1.01% € 4.569B
3. PINGO DOCE - DISTRIBUIÇÃO ALIMENTAR, S.A. € 4.363B 0.97% € 4.363B
4. EDP COMERCIAL - COMERCIALIZAÇÃO DE ENERGIA, S.A. € 3.266B 0.73% € 3.266B
5. VOLKSWAGEN AUTOEUROPA, LDA € 3.112B 0.69% € 3.112B
6. EDP - ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL, S.A. € 2.863B 0.64% € 2.863B
7. THE NAVIGATOR COMPANY, S.A. € 2.367B 0.53% € 2.367B
8. GALP - GÁS NATURAL, S.A. € 2.127B 0.47% € 2.127B
9. SU ELETRICIDADE, S.A. € 2.048B 0.45% € 2.048B
10. MEO - SERVIÇOS DE COMUNICAÇÕES E MULTIMÉDIA, S.A. € 2.045B 0.45% € 2.045B

TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees Registered in Portugal

Companies registered in Portugal have 4,753,986 employees, which represents 1.24% of all employees of companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest number of employees is PINGO DOCE - DISTRIBUIÇÃO ALIMENTAR, S.A. with 26,671 people followed by MODELO CONTINENTE - HIPERMERCADOS, S.A. and GUARDA NACIONAL REPUBLICANA with 25,724 and 22,953 employees respectively.

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TOP 10 Companies by Number of Employees in Portugal 582,683 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Employees
1. PINGO DOCE - DISTRIBUIÇÃO ALIMENTAR, S.A. 26,671 0.56% 26,671
2. MODELO CONTINENTE - HIPERMERCADOS, S.A. 25,724 0.54% 25,724
3. GUARDA NACIONAL REPUBLICANA 22,953 0.48% 22,953
4. POLÍCIA DE SEGURANÇA PÚBLICA 21,251 0.45% 21,251
5. TELEPERFORMANCE PORTUGAL, S.A. 11,659 0.25% 11,659
6. ESTADO MAIOR DO EXÉRCITO 10,944 0.23% 10,944
7. AUTORIDADE TRIBUTÁRIA E ADUANEIRA 10,677 0.22% 10,677
8. CTT - CORREIOS DE PORTUGAL, S.A. 10,343 0.22% 10,343
9. RANDSTAD RECURSOS HUMANOS - EMPRESA DE TRABALHO TEMPORÁRIO, S.A. 9,920 0.21% 9,920
10. MOTA-ENGIL - ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUÇÃO ÁFRICA, S.A. 8,873 0.19% 8,873

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