Brussels forecasts that Portugal's GDP will grow by 6.5% in 2022, when in May it expected an expansion of 5.8%.

This forecast is more optimistic than that of the Government, which expects an expansion of 4.9%, and places Portugal not only growing above the Euro Zone (2.6%) and the European Union average (2.7%), as the country with the greatest expansion.

On the other hand, Brussels is more pessimistic for 2023 and has cut Portuguese GDP growth prospects to 1.9%, when in May it expected 2.7%.

The European Commission becomes, among the main national and international institutions, the most optimistic for this year regarding Portuguese growth.

Banco de Portugal forecasts an expansion of 6.3%, the International Monetary Fund of 5.8%, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of 5.4% and the Public Finance Council of 4.8%.

Influencing the behavior of GDP growth is, says Brussels, the 'carry-over' effect and the continued recovery of tourism.