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Home Cluster

The Portuguese Home Cluster covers the furniture, home textile, houseware (ceramics, cutlery, metallic crockery, small appliances and glass/crystals) and lighting sectors. Marked by tradition in technique and know-how, and setting itself apart for its quality, resilience, adaptability, and clear customer-focus, this cluster is known for its ability to innovate, create trends and, above all else, for the confidence its heritage in terms of know-how inspires in the international market. Also noteworthy are its high operating efficiency and its ability to quickly produce small series, seen as competitive advantages within the industry.

Involving a significant set of so-called traditional sectors, the Home Cluster has gradually been integrated into the creative industries, increasingly valuing aspects such as branding, aesthetics, design, comfort, sensations and experiences, while seeking to respond to changing consumer preferences and new market trends.

Information by sector

Differentiating Factors

Tradition

Experience

Quality

Innovation

Customisation

Design

Sustainability

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
2.467
15,0%
Furniture 1.168 47,3% 20,1%
Home Textiles 726 29,4% 3,5%
Lighting 96 3,9% 0,1%
Housewares 477 19,3% 27,1%
Decorative and Utility Ceramics 308 12,5% 26,0%
Glass and Crystals 92 3,7% 26,4%
Metallic crockery 51 2,1% 49,3%
Cutlery 26 1,1% 8,2%

Source: INE; CIP