Talk:Economic history of Portugal

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first Chinese person in Europe[edit]

is not in 1540. Note http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabban_Bar_Sauma. There is also DNA evidence from the Roman period of Chinese ancestry in some slaves in Italy. Histprof 22:03, 24 July 2012 (UTC)   — Preceding unsigned comment added by Histprof (talkcontribs)  

Missing slavery section[edit]

Slavery was an important component of the economy... It should be noted through the 1800s, not just early on. Smilo Don (talk) 09:10, 17 June 2008 (UTC)


Perhaps sections?[edit]

Perhaps sub-sections would work well for the early centuries. The long lists are very hard to read.. Perhaps "Territorial expansion" , "Slave trade", "Spice trade" , "Asiatic trade," etc. That might help boost this article. Smilo Don (talk) 09:13, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

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Updating[edit]

Slovakia GDP per capita is higher than Portugal's now.Jomifica (talk) 20:28, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Sentence may not make sense[edit]

"Altogether, Portuguese manufactured exports, while never very extensive, declined to 66% of its 1810 volume in 1805 and 10% in 1810 and recovered to only 27% in 1820."

Now, I have pretty much no knowledge of economics, but I'm not sure this sentence makes sense. In 1805 it was 66% of its 1810 volume, and in 1810 it was 10% of... what? Maybe that's supposed to say "66% of its 1800 volume", or something? Does anyone know? Spock of Vulcan (talk) 17:51, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Stats[edit]

Could use graphs of GDP and GDP per capita over time. -- Beland (talk) 20:35, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Recent economic crisis - propaganda[edit]

"its endemic fantasist utopia of communist-inspired goals and ideologies implicitly enforced due to the Carnation Revolution of 1974" ????? This is neoliberal propaganda gone wild. NPOV?