Industry Breakdown of Companies
in Portugal

Explore more than 589,508 Portugal-based companies available in the HitHorizons database and see top industries and biggest players with highest sales and number of employees.

Current Country: Portugal 589,508 (1.3%)
Largest Country: United Kingdom 6,993,435 (15.2%)
Total Number of Companies in Europe 46,104,457

According to our database, a total of more than 589,508 businesses are registered in Portugal . That represents 1.28% of all companies available in the HitHorizons database. These Portugal-based companies have a share of 0.63% of all sales generated by EU-based businesses and employ 1.28% of all EU employees.

Portugal: TOP Industries

According to our database, the industry with the highest number of companies registered is Services (224,605 companies in total), followed by Retail Trade (97,519) and Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (66,192).

This TOP 10 list was generated automatically using the latest data from the HitHorizons database. Search through the whole HitHorizons database using filtering criteria relevant for your search and get more data and insights on specific countries, industries, or segments with HitHorizons Screener.

Portugal: TOP Industries 589,508 registered companies

  Industry, Number of Companies Number of
Companies
Services 224,605 38.1% 224,605
Retail Trade 97,519 16.5% 97,519
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 66,192 11.2% 66,192
Construction 54,348 9.2% 54,348
Manufacturing 43,199 7.3% 43,199
Wholesale Trade 38,823 6.6% 38,823
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services 37,289 6.3% 37,289
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 21,691 3.7% 21,691
Public Sector 5,092 0.9% 5,092
Mining 735 0.1% 735
Unknown industry 15 0.0% 15

Portugal: Breakdown of Companies by SIC Code

The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC Code) is used to assign companies to specific industries. According to our database, the top 3 SIC Codes for Portugal are Eating place (5.61%), Subdivider/developer (5.6%) and Operative builders (5.23%).

This breakdown was generated automarically using the latest data from the HitHorizons database. Search through the whole HitHorizons database using filtering criteria relevant for your search and find companies leading within individual SIC Codes, SIC Code distribution among individual countries, or SIC Code breakdowns within other industries using HitHorizons Screener.

Portugal: Breakdown of Companies by SIC Code 589,508 registered companies

Portugal: TOP 10 Companies with Highest Sales

According to our database, companies registered in the Portugal generated € 544,700,074,186 in sales, which represents 0.63% of all sales generated by companies available in the HitHorizons database.

This TOP 10 list of companies operating in Portugal was generated automatically using the latest data from the HitHorizons database. Search through the whole HitHorizons database using filtering criteria relevant for your search and get more data and insights on specific countries, industries, or segments with HitHorizons Screener.

Portugal: TOP 10 Companies with Highest Sales 589,508 registered companies

  Company Name, Sales & Share Sales
1. PETROGAL, S.A. € 14.86B 2.73% € 14.86B
2. EDP - ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL, S.A. € 9.084B 1.67% € 9.084B
3. MODELO CONTINENTE - HIPERMERCADOS, S.A. € 5.045B 0.93% € 5.045B
4. PINGO DOCE - DISTRIBUIÇÃO ALIMENTAR, S.A. € 4.93B 0.91% € 4.93B
5. GALP - GÁS NATURAL, S.A. € 4.509B 0.83% € 4.509B
6. SU ELETRICIDADE, S.A. € 3.721B 0.68% € 3.721B
7. VOLKSWAGEN AUTOEUROPA, LDA € 3.674B 0.67% € 3.674B
8. EDP COMERCIAL - COMERCIALIZAÇÃO DE ENERGIA, S.A. € 3.559B 0.65% € 3.559B
9. THE NAVIGATOR COMPANY, S.A. € 3.531B 0.65% € 3.531B
10. TRANSPORTES AÉREOS PORTUGUESES, S.A. € 3.487B 0.64% € 3.487B
Total Sales of the TOP 10 Companies € 56.41B

Portugal: Top 10 Companies with Highest Number of Employees

According to our database, companies registered in the UK employ 5,053,437 people, which represents 1.28% of all people employed by companies available in the HitHorizons database. The company with the highest number of employees is PINGO DOCE - DISTRIBUIÇÃO ALIMENTAR, S.A. (26,859), followed by MODELO CONTINENTE - HIPERMERCADOS, S.A. (26,170) and GUARDA NACIONAL REPUBLICANA (23,684).

This TOP 10 list of companies with the highest number of employees was generated automatically using the latest data from the HitHorizons database. Search through the whole HitHorizons database using filtering criteria relevant for your search and get more data and insights on specific countries, industries, or segments with HitHorizons Screener.

Portugal: Top 10 Companies with Highest Number of Employees 589,508 registered companies

  Company Name, Employees & Share Number of Employees
1. PINGO DOCE - DISTRIBUIÇÃO ALIMENTAR, S.A. 26,859 0.53% 26,859
2. MODELO CONTINENTE - HIPERMERCADOS, S.A. 26,170 0.52% 26,170
3. GUARDA NACIONAL REPUBLICANA 23,684 0.47% 23,684
4. POLÍCIA DE SEGURANÇA PÚBLICA 20,952 0.41% 20,952
5. TELEPERFORMANCE PORTUGAL, S.A. 12,954 0.26% 12,954
6. ESTADO MAIOR DO EXÉRCITO 10,944 0.22% 10,944
7. RANDSTAD RECURSOS HUMANOS - EMPRESA DE TRABALHO TEMPORÁRIO, S.A. 10,544 0.21% 10,544
8. AUTORIDADE TRIBUTÁRIA E ADUANEIRA 10,193 0.2% 10,193
9. CTT - CORREIOS DE PORTUGAL, S.A. 10,069 0.2% 10,069
10. KELLY SERVICES - EMPRESA DE TRABALHO TEMPORÁRIO, UNIPESSOAL, LDA 8,698 0.17% 8,698
Total Number of Employees of the TOP 10 Companies 161,067

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