The 13,624 enterprises in the sports sector, in 2019, generated €2.1 thousand million of turnover and a gross value added (GVA) of €862.6 million (0.5% and 0.8% of non-financial sector enterprises, respectively).
In 2020, according to the results of the Labor Force Survey, sports employment was estimated at 38.5 thousand people (0.8% of the employed population).
In 2019, the financing of municipalities to the sports activities and infrastructures reached €320.3 million (+10.2% than the previous year). In the same year, the financing of Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth I.P. to the sports federations was €45.9 million (+5.3% than in 2018).
In 2020, the sports goods trade balance was positive, of €94.5 million. The exports of bicycles contributed with more than half of total of sports goods exports. On the other hand, the main imported goods were sports footwear.
In 2019, near 2/3 of population with 15 years old or over did not practice any physical exercise, according to the National Health Survey.
In 2019, the number of practitioners affiliated in sports federations was 688.9 thousand, of wich 68.4% were men. This number represents an increase of 3.2% compared to the previous year.
In the 2019/2020 school year, the number of students in tertiary education in sports areas was 9,800. The graduated students in 2018/2019 were 2,072. Compared to the previous year, the number of enrolled students increased 4.2% and the graduated students 0.9%.
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