In 2015, there were 1 181 406 enterprises in Portugal, which registered a growth of 3.6% in the number of persons employed. The number of individual enterprises grew by 3.2% and the number of companies by 2.5%.
In the non-financial sector, Turnover, Gross Value Added (GVA) and Gross Operating Surplus (GOS) registered nominal increases of 2.7%, 5.8% and 6.9% respectively.
There were 4 569 non-financial high growth companies (1 144 more than in 2014). Exporting companies (6.2% of total non-financial companies) accounted for 33.2% of the total GVA.