According to Diário de Notícias, by the end of the year, AICEP will have raised 2.7 billion euros in Foreign Direct Investment in Portugal. This means that the investment contracted by AICEP will exceed the 2019 record by 229%, with three of the last four years breaking barriers in supported investment, always above one billion.

Eurico Brilhante Dias justifies the numbers achieved in the middle of the pandemic with the combination of several factors, starting with the existence of many projects in the pipeline that were contracted positively — including the record for the decade, the 657 million invested by Repsol to expand the Sines Industrial Complex.