The Portuguese quarterly economic growth was confirmed at 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, slightly above the previous period's figure of 0.3 percent. The expansion was mainly supported by household consumption while fixed investment contracted and net trade contributed negatively to the GDP. GDP Growth Rate in Portugal averaged 0.41 percent from 1988 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 1990 and a record low of -2.60 percent in the first quarter of 1991.
GDP Growth Rate in Portugal is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in Portugal to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 0.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.