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Situated in the extreme South-West of Europe, Portugal has more than 10 million inhabitants. The country joined the European Union in 1986 and the Eurozone in 1999. With an internationally oriented RFT, Portugal competes on the costs of driving personnel with the Eastern Europe flags.

Portugal is part of the European program of CNR. The first study on its RFT sector was carried out in 2002.
Find here all the studies and information concerning this flag.

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Transport total (millions of t.km) 39,091 35,808 35,368 36,453 32,935 36,555 34,863 31,835 34,877 34,186 32,963
Domestic transport (millions of t.km) 17,114 14,424 12,881 12,673 11,180 9,773 10,469 10,791 10,382 10,854 10,530
International Transport (millions of t.km) 21,977 21,384 22,487 23,780 21,754 26,783 24,394 21,044 24,495 23,331 22,433
* in EU + Norway + Switzerland + Liechtenstein

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Unit Portugal (simulation)
Yearly mileage of vehicle km 140,700
Number of operating days days/yr 242
Semitrailer/tractor ratio 1.06
Driver cost €/yr 29,979
Driver/tractor ratio 1.04
Yearly cost of vehicle financing and possession €/yr 14,505
Average consumption per 100 km litres 32.6
  Fuel cost, 2019 average* €/litre 0.9578
Fuel cost €/yr 43,909
Tyres €/yr 3,060
Maintenance-repair €/yr 6,000
Tolls €/an 14,200
Insurance (vehicle) €/yr 3,250
Axle tax and other vehicle taxes** €/yr 546
Synthesis - cost price (except structural costs) 116,567
 Cost/mileage ratio per annum €/km 0.83
*after partial recovery of excise duties
**Excluding "veiculo longo" request, if so the axle tax is 273€/year and per semi-trailer truck

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Unit Portugal (simulation)
Gross salary (miscellaneous bonuses and overtime included) subject to social contributions and to income tax €/yr 14,754
Travel allowances and other elements of remuneration not subject to social contributions nor to income tax €/yr 11,027
Employer contributions (after deduction of state aids)* % 28.45 %
Employer contributions in absolute terms €/yr 4,198
Annual cost total €/yr 29,979
Number of actual working days per year day/yr 233
Working time per year h/yr 1,980
Annual mileage km 135,500
Cost of one hour's work €/h 15.14
Cost per kilometre €/km 0.22

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Data for week of , diesel price excluding VAT (in euros / liter)