In 2019, the value of environmentally related taxes was approximately 5.4 billion euro, representing 7.3% of total revenue from taxes and social contributions (7.4% in 2018). That value corresponds to an increase of 2.4% compared to 2018, lower than the increase observed for total revenue from taxes and social contributions (+3.8%).
According to information available for 2018, in Portugal, the share of environmentally related taxes in total revenue from taxes and social contributions was higher (7.4%) than the EU28 average (6.1%).
Despite the circumstances determined by the pandemic COVID-19, Statistics Portugal calls for the best collaboration by companies, families and public entities in responding to Statistics Portugal’s data requests. The quality of official statistics, particularly its ability to identify the impacts of the pandemic COVID-19, crucially depends on this collaboration, which Statistics Portugal thanks in advance.