Talk:Economic history of Portugal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Portugal (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Portugal, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Portugal on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
WikiProject Library of Congress Country Studies
WikiProject icon This article contains information from WikiProject Library of Congress Country Studies, an attempt to incorporate useful information, text, and images from the Library of Congress Country Studies and the related Country Profiles. These are public domain documents with extensive information on many countries. You may see what other Portugal-related contributions have been made by looking at the project's subpage for Portugal, which tracks progress for articles on Portugal, and look for what contributions you can make, including updates to this article.

first Chinese person in Europe[edit]

is not in 1540. Note 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)

Image copyright problem with File:CGTP-IN logo.png[edit]

The image File:CGTP-IN logo.png is used in this article under a claim of fair use, but it does not have an adequate explanation for why it meets the requirements for such images when used here. In particular, for each page the image is used on, it must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Please check

  • That there is a non-free use rationale on the image's description page for the use in this article.
  • That this article is linked to from the image description page.

The following images also have this problem:

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. --09:01, 3 January 2009 (UTC)


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)


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?