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1 Regions of - Area Why? The archipelago is made up of the following islands, Porto Santo, Desertas (three uninhabited Islands: Deserta Grande, Bugio and Ilhéu Chão) and the Nature Reserve of Selvagens has a land area of 801 km2 and a coastline of 402 km Area (km 2 ): Inhab/Km 2 : Population (N.): 247,568 (2010) The south coast of the island has the largest number of s inhabitants, especially the city of Funchal (40% of total population). The population in the rest of the territory is dispersed and fragmented Environmental infrastructures have been improved, such as drainage and wastewater treatment services and solid waste collection and treatment services Strong public investment in network infrastructures (road network, airport and maritime ports) 4 Marinas (Calheta, Caniçal, Funchal) and Porto Santo 2 Maritime Ports - (Funchal) e Porto Santo 2 Airports - (Santa Cruz) e Porto Santo 1 icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA

2 The Islands Area: km2 North-South: 430 km East-West: 256 km Maximum Height: 1,862 metros Resident population (2010): 243,181 inhabitants Main Characteristics: island, the largest of the archipelago, has a very irregular orography The economy is mainly based on the services sector and tourism is the largest revenue source of the regional economic activity The industrial sector contributes about 10% to regional GDP Craft activities are gaining importance in the region s economy: embroidery, tapestry and wickerwork have a significant weight in total exports of the island Porto Santo Area: 42.6 km2 North-South: 15 km East-West: 12 km Maximum Height: 517 meters Resident population (2010): 4,387 inhabitants Main Characteristics: The Island of Porto Santo is distinguishable by its sandy soil, a 9 km long yellow sand beach, flat surface and a small green patch The services sector, in particular tourism activities, are the most important sectors in the economic development of the island Significant investment in tourism infrastructures and the transport network (airport and maritime port) 2 icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA

3 Desertas Main Characteristics: Desertas are composed of three islets, Chão, Deserta Grande and Bugio and are located in the southwest of Island With volcanic origin, Desertas have a long rocky and rugged coastline making them almost inaccessible The Nature Reserve has an area of 9,672 ha and includes all islands and islets. The marine area is divided into Partial Reserve in the North, and Complete Reserve in the South Desertas are one of the last strongholds of the Sea Lion. A colony of around 23 animals choose Desertas to live In 1992, Desertas were classified as a Biogenetic Reserve by the Council of Europe, in recognition of its natural and ecological value Selvagens Main Characteristics: Composed of two groups of small islands, Selvagens are located about 163 miles from and represent the extreme south of the Portuguese territory. The most important islets are Selvagem Grande, Selvagem Pequena and Ihéu de Fora It has been a Nature Reserve since 1971 and is one of the oldest in. It was awarded the European Diploma by the Council of Europe This Nature Reserve contributes to the maintenance of global biodiversity: important nesting areas for unusual seabird species; flora with some unique species, maintenance of fish stocks in the Atlantic sea area Selvagens flora was formerly used for commercial purposes and now has an important scientific interest 3 icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA

4 People Why? Population With 248,000 inhabitants, Funchal has 40% of the total population. Projection (Eurostat) for 2025: 233,000 inhabitants 30% of the total population in are under 25 years old and the ageing and dependency indexes are below the national average. s inhabitants with more than 65 years only represent 13% of total population, while the national average rate for the same age group is 17.9% Resident population increased 0.07% in 2010, above the national average, due to the contribution of the migration component (0.11%). If compared with the year 2001 the population growth was 3% Resident Population according to Age Groups 60,0 53,8 54,4 54,9 55,4 56,0 56,5 50,0 40,0 30,0 20,0 18,2 18,0 17,9 17,7 17,4 17,2 14,9 13,1 14,5 13,1 14,2 13,1 13,9 13,0 13,6 13,0 13,2 13,0 10,0 0, years years years 65 years and over Education In the school year 2010/2011, students enrolled in primary and secondary education accounted for 2.9% and 2.8% of the national total, respectively Between the school year 2006/2007 and 2010/2011, the number of students enrolled in higher education increased by 9% Higher education institutions located in provide a very good range of specialized courses with a significant innovative component 4 icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA

5 Students enrolled according to educational level /Number of students graduated / / / / / Primary Education Secondary Education Higher Education Graduated students Sources: GEPE, MEC In the 4 higher education institutions, located in, the number of students that enrolled exceeded 3,500 and graduates were more than 840. The areas of Engineering and Mathematics, Health and Business Studies (Management / Economics / Accounting) were chosen, respectively, by 16.4%, 13.7% and 12.3% the enrolled students. Graduates in these same areas represented, respectively, 12%, 10.5% and 15.2% of total About 26% of the students enrolled in higher education have chosen S & T areas Labour activity / Employment Active population in 2011: 130,000 individuals (2.3% of total) Employed population (2011): 112,000 individuals (2.3% of total) The employment and activity rates among individuals with more than 15 years are above the national average (54.6% versus 53.5% and 63.4 versus 61.3%, respectively) 5 icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA

6 Active Population / Employment 130 3, ,3 2,3 2,3 2,4 2,3 2, ,0 Active Population Employed Population Employment (% of total) - Employment Statistics Positive developments in qualification and training of the active population, contributes to the increase of a skilled workforce Knowledge Almost a half of the population between 16 and 74 years old use computers and 47% have Internet access Information Society - Computer and Internet Access, ,0 60,0 50,0 59,9 59,5 49,5 55,4 54,0 53,7 47,3 51,1 40,0 30,0 20,0 10,0 0,0 Households Individuals years Computer Households Individuals years Internet /Survey on Information and Communication Technologies usage in private households, icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA

7 Economy Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010: 5,224 million (3% of national GDP and 1.7% increase compared to the previous year) GDP per capita - 2 nd highest (21,100 ) following Lisbon and above and European averages: (130 index =100 and 105 index EU27=100) GDP per inhabitant in PPP (UE27=100) P P= Provisional data Annual average growth rate of GDP ( ): 5.4% (national average in the same period: 2.8%) GVA Breakdown Employment Breakdown Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing 1,7% Industry (energy and construction) 14,1% Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing 11,9% Services 84,2% Services 71,1% Industry (energy and construction) 16,9% Turnover generated in 2009: 6,700 million (368 million in the Manufacturing industry) which represents 2% and 0.5% of national and manufacturing turnover Industrial activity mainly performed by SME s The region is dominated by the Services sector (84% of GVA and 71% of employment breakdown in 2010), with a strong presence of activities related to tourism, wholesale and retail trade and real estate operations 7 icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA

8 Between 2000 and 2009 the gross household disposable income per capita increased by nearly 47.5% as a result of high activity and employment rates Balance of trade deficit although exports have registered 15% increase in 2011 ( exports represent 0.1% of total Portuguese exports) Trade Balance 200 Exports Imports Balance % Million P 2011P % total exp. -50 (declared values) P= Preliminary data ( ) Industrial products represent almost half of exports in 2011, followed by Food products (37%) Internacional Trade - Main Products, 2010P Thousand Exports Imports Food products Machinery and tools Chemicals Animals and animal products Plastics and rubber Base metals Optical and precision instruments Fonte: INE (valores declarados) P= Preliminary data Proportion of exports of high technology goods in 2011: 15.9% of total 8 icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA

9 Companies Almost 22,000 companies are located in. These companies generate a turnover exceeding 6 billion and have more than 80,000 employees The business structure is dominated by SME s Business Enterprises - Number of companies and R&D Personnel, 2009 R&D Personnel (n.) Business Enterprises (N.) R&D Personnel (n.) Business Enterprises (N.) Services Construction Manufacturing Total The manufacturing industry is represented by more than 900 companies, which generate a turnover around 368 million and have approximately 6,000 employees. The most representative industries 1 are the following: Metal products (20.1% of total), Food industry (18.9%), Wood and Cork (17.9%) and Non-Metallic Minerals (6.2%) 1 Data refers to manufacturing companies (number) located in the region (GVA and Turnover data by sector are not available) Business Enterprises - Turnover and GVA, 2009 GVA (M ) Turnover (M ) GVA (M ) Turnover (M ) Services Construction Manufacturing Total icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA

10 Number of exporting companies in 2010: 131 (0.7% of total) has 28 Research Institutions (R&D Centres) with international prestige Business Companies - R&D Personnel (Thousand) Business Enterprises - R&D Expenditure (Thousand ) R&D personnel hired by companies increased 4%, between 2005 and 2009, and spending in R&D suffered a reduction of 6% 10 icep Global Trade & Investment Agency Av. 5 de Outubro, 101, LISBOA Tel. Lisboa: Contact Centre: portugalglobal.pt

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