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Knowledge of the business universe

Informa D&B develops several studies, barometers and multiple indicators on different phenomena and dynamics of the business universe. We have the largest business database in Portugal, providing us with the most detailed knowledge of the domestic business universe.

As part of our corporate social responsibility policy, we provide free studies and barometers on a range of business issues relevant to the country’s economy and of strategic interest to companies.

The sectoral analysis is common to all our studies, since sector knowledge is now crucial to understand the countries’ economic framework and to define policies specifically focused on the business universe.


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Studies on the business universe

We develop studies relevant to the domestic economy and to companies, sometimes in partnership with reference entities in other areas. Access to these studies in our digital library is completely free.

Among the permanently updated studies, those dedicated to the following topics stand out:

  • business growth in Portugal, namely high-growth companies (HGC) and gazelle companies;
  • entrepreneurship, an issue of major economic and social importance today, as the creation of start-ups stimulates innovation, productivity, competitiveness and economic growth;
  • exporting, especially regarding the analysis of exporting companies and their relationship with the foreign market, in a context in which a growing openness to international trade is unfailingly characterising the evolution of the Portuguese economy;
  • payment behaviours of the companies, which have implications for the dynamics of the economy and a positive or negative impact on the activity of their associated economic agents;
  • sustainability, an essential condition for the companies’ survival in the market, and long-term value creation.

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Firmographics of the business universe

The objective of business demographics – firmographics – is to statistically portray the business universe, answering several questions about the companies that comprise it, such as age, size, sector, location, legal nature, share capital, shareholder control, etc.

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INFORMA Barometer

The INFORMA barometer presents, on a monthly basis, detailed information on the incorporations, dissolutions and insolvencies of Portuguese companies, as well as the legal actions undertaken, by sector and by district.

It tracks the monthly evolution of the Portuguese business universe and presents the most relevant dynamics and changes.

In a sectoral and district-based view, it identifies the main phenomena of the business community in the last five years.


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