Imports of industrial products. By technological content and groups of products

Imports of industrial products. By technological content and groups of products Catalonia. 2018 (p)
Value Variation (%)
Imports of industrial products 80,755.3 6.6
High technology level 10,070.2 8.2
pharmaceutical products 5,079.0 16.9
IT, electronic and optical products 4,900.4 -0.2
others 90.8 75.6
Middle-high technology level 39,386.5 8.2
chemical products 13,112.8 10.2
material and electronic equipment; machinery and vehicles 24,228.9 6.8
others 2,044.8 13.2
Middle-low technology level 11,848.9 10.7
rubber and plastic material, non metal mineral products and metallurgy 6,595.4 5.7
metal products 1,946.2 3.4
others 3,307.3 28.1
Low technology level 19,449.7 0.5
food products, textiles, leather and shoes, wood and paper 17,004.8 0.3
others 2,444.9 2.0
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat. Foreign Trade according to Technological Content.
(p) Provisional data
Imports of industrial products. By technological content and groups of products Spain. 2018 (p)
Value Variation (%)
Imports of industrial products 257,983.9 3.8
High technology level 40,776.8 0.7
pharmaceutical products 14,949.9 9.5
IT, electronic and optical products 20,973.1 5.4
others 4,853.8 -30.1
Middle-high technology level 111,659.7 5.3
chemical products 29,177.3 9.1
material and electronic equipment; machinery and vehicles 76,690.8 3.8
others 5,791.6 5.7
Middle-low technology level 42,408.0 6.8
rubber and plastic material, non metal mineral products and metallurgy 26,220.9 7.7
metal products 6,827.9 2.9
others 9,359.2 7.2
Low technology level 63,139.3 1.5
food products, textiles, leather and shoes, wood and paper 56,586.1 1.4
others 6,553.2 2.1
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat. Foreign Trade according to Technological Content.
(p) Provisional data

Date published: February 27, 2019.

Methodological note

The statistics for technological content (R&D) of industrial products in foreign trade is based on the most recent classification drawn up by the Eurostat of industrial sectors by research and development (R&D) effort. These statistics classify flows of exported and imported goods by the importance of their technological content.

The technological content of an industrial sector is identified by calculating R&D spending as a percentage of the sector's production volume. The concept also takes into not only the sector's own technological effort (direct R&D intensity) but also the technology built into its purchases of intermediate goods and equipment (indirect intensity). This new classification makes it possible to compare the statistical information that it is generated nationally with the one generated in Europe.

The result had been an aggregation of the industrial sectors of the Classificació catalana d'activitats econòmiques 2009 (NACE-Rev 2) in four groups according to its technological intensity: high technological level, high medium, medium low and low. These groups are divided by exports or imports to the European Union of the 28 or to the rest of the world. The values corresponding to Catalonia and Spain are generated.

Idescat has revised the series of exports and imports of industrial products since the first quarter of 1994, following the Classification of products by technological content Eurostat.

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