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Construction Materials
Cluster

The Portuguese Construction Materials Cluster is characterised by its interest in export trade, its highly qualified and talented workers, its dynamism, and its diverse set range competitive advantages, ensuring its success in the international market.
Mostly made up of small and medium-sized family-owned companies, it invests in innovation and technology, following new trends, namely in terms of digital transformation and electronic commerce.

Information by sector

Differentiating Factors

Raw materials

Performance

Flexibility

Technology

Know-How

Tradition

International Business Culture

Sector Data

Trade balance

Unit: Millions of Euros

  • Exports
  • Imports
  • Balance

Source: INE; CIP

Sector Data

Exports by Sector

Millions of Euros

Sectors
2019 % ∆ % 19 / 15
total
3.670
8,3%
Metals 1.547 42,2% 19,8%
Wood 436 11,9% -1,7%
Ornamental rocks 427 11,6% 25,5%
Ceramics 402 11,0% -3,2%
Cork 264 7,2% 16,2%
Plastic 236 6,4% 10,8%
Cement 231 6,3% -31,3%
Paints and varnishes 110 3,0% 5,2%
Glass 16 0,4% -2,6%

Source: INE; CIP