According to a statistical note from the BdP, released on August 29, 2023, at the end of June, the 'stock' of foreign direct investment in Portugal (FDI) was 174,000 million euros (69% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ), and Portugal's stock of direct investment abroad (IPE) totalled 66,000 million euros (26% of GDP).

The central bank reveals that “both 'stocks' have been increasing since 2008, although at different rates: FDI more than doubled between the end of 2008 and the end of the first half of 2023, while IPE grew 26%”.

BdP data also shows that, from January to June, FDI transactions totalled 2,002.18 million euros. According to information provided by the regulator to Público, of this amount, 93.9% (i.e. 1881.08 million euros) was channelled to Portugal in the form of real estate investment.