In 2021, the sports goods trade balance was positive, of EUR 205.6 million (EUR 91.7 million in 2020). The exports of bicycles (EUR 308.1 million) contributed with more than half to the total of sports goods exports.
In 2021, sports employment was estimated at 37.0 thousand people (0.8% of the employed population), less 3.7% than in 2020.
In 2020, the financing of municipalities to the sports activities and infrastructures reached EUR 301.0 million (less 6.0% than the previous year). In the same year, the financing of the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth I.P. to the sports federations was EUR 40.8 million (less 11.1% than in 2019).
The 13,754 enterprises in the sports sector (more 1.0% than in 2020), in 2020, generated EUR 1.7 thousand million of turnover (-17.6%) and a gross value added (GVA) of EUR 593.9 million (-31.1%).
In 2020, the number of practitioners affiliated in sports federations was 587.8 thousand practitioners (less 14.7% than the previous year), of which 72.1% were men.
In the 2020/2021 school year, the number of students in tertiary education in the field of sports was 10,336. The number of graduated students in 2019/2020 was 2,316. Compared to the previous school year, the number of enrolled students increased 5.5% and the graduated students 11.8%.
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