Natural resources and the agricultural sector are both examples of the driving forces which contribute to economic vitality in the Azores islands. Manuel Campos argues that this is a territory full of opportunities.
The balance of trade follows the same trends as those on the mainland. EU countries are the primary destinations for products exported from these islands.
The new low-cost arlines that connect the island with Europe are now resulting in an increasing number of tourists, with a direct impact on revenues from the hotel sector.