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Statistical Press Release – Investment funds - December 2019

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.23 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on the activity of investment funds for the year of 2019.

At the end of 2019 the outstanding amount of investment fund shares/units (net value) was €27.1 billion, i.e. €1.8 billion more than at the end of 2018 (Chart 1). 

Activity growth was mainly seen in investment in shares and other equity and fund shares/units by around €1.5 billion, and in debt securities mostly issued by non-residents by €0.9 billion. This was partially offset by a €0.3 billion reduction in real estate.

Households remained the main investor sector in Portuguese investment funds, holding around 48% of the total outstanding amount of investment fund shares/units at the end of 2019, recording a €2.1 billion increase in the amount invested in 2019 (Chart 2).

Next update: 14 May 2020