Portugal is the 3rd largest olive oil exporter globally and the 3rd largest exporter in Europe, with exports to over 107 international markets. Portugal is also the 24th largest global exporter of fresh vegetables and the 8th largest exporter in Europe, with exports to over 81 international markets.
The Portuguese Food & Beverage sector exported more than 6.2 billion euros and production increased by over 4.9%. Portugal’s vision and strategic mission for this sector are to consistently deliver the highest quality, uniqueness, and fantastic flavor.
The Portuguese Food & Beverage industry is committed to a strong digital transition and full compliance with social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Technology will continue to accelerate at a feverish pace in the F&B industry and will impact every sector and process.
Portuguese companies have invested in innovation as a key way to sustainable production and reshaping production and distribution models.
Tradition is combined with knowledge that allows the best quality to be consistently achieved and recognized by the end consumer as a made in Portugal product.
The Portuguese Food & Beverage brands are reshaping the industry’s future today. As the world’s population grows, so does the demand for food and beverage.
Consumers want more than just food and drink for sustenance; their demands are now more healthy, ethically and environmentally driven. Also, the rise in popularity of plant-based, allergen/intolerance-friendly, organic and locally sourced or fair-trade food and beverages that use less or sustainable packaging are areas in which Portuguese companies are recognized worldwide for their capacity for innovation.