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Foreign Investment. By activity branches and geographical areas

Foreign Investment. By activity branches and geographical areas Catalonia. Value
Total By activity branches Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing Extractive industries Manufacturing industries Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning Water, sewers and waste management Construction Wholesale and retail trade Transport and storage Hotel and food services Information and communications Financial activities and insurance Real estate activities Professional, scientific and technical activities Administrative activities and ancillary services Education Health and social services Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities Other services By economic areas OECD European Union (EU-28) North America Latin America Rest of Americas Asia and Oceania Africa Fiscal paradises
2018 2,985.6 20.7 0.1 1,184.5 2.7 0.0 213.9 346.3 32.9 57.3 458.7 32.9 291.5 197.8 29.3 0.1 5.1 36.0 75.7 2,777.8 2,432.5 94.7 114.9 7.0 108.0 1.2 8.4
2017 3,382.7 0.2 0.0 1,160.7 9.0 14.8 184.2 474.2 73.2 194.2 177.1 35.1 638.3 90.2 15.6 10.3 33.3 108.9 163.5 2,892.5 2,497.8 47.7 269.7 17.8 70.5 157.0 24.2
2016 8,273.4 35.6 0.2 776.8 3,829.4 3.0 1,589.0 602.3 33.8 143.5 262.2 212.9 395.4 135.6 25.3 9.7 100.7 98.4 19.8 7,932.6 6,539.2 159.9 1,127.8 9.8 241.8 5.5 18.1
2015 5,488.8 8.3 1.6 1,410.2 496.2 2.6 715.0 950.5 239.7 192.3 216.2 562.0 409.6 61.0 16.4 5.6 114.1 86.9 0.5 4,418.9 3,782.1 178.4 381.6 23.6 782.4 12.3 13.3
2014 3,064.2 7.9 200.2 233.4 0.3 419.4 644.0 609.6 70.3 87.6 173.5 46.7 154.1 96.3 14.8 1.7 50.6 2.3 251.5 2,932.4 2,208.2 68.6 525.1 23.0 150.8 0.3 17.8
2013 3,672.7 4.5 1.6 1,396.4 0.0 5.0 184.2 295.6 224.2 60.0 589.1 253.8 227.9 236.3 149.4 0.1 33.9 10.4 0.2 3,378.4 2,825.9 285.5 129.9 148.5 88.1 2.4 3.4
2012 2,723.8 3.4 1.1 1,212.9 35.9 60.7 134.8 342.4 6.6 33.2 92.7 115.2 162.3 364.2 13.2 0.1 18.9 123.1 3.2 2,422.9 2,310.3 41.0 119.4 26.1 53.1 0.1 62.9
2011 3,131.0 22.1 57.5 1,170.1 67.5 16.1 189.9 429.4 41.0 95.1 27.4 486.9 148.7 262.4 48.9 0.2 55.5 5.1 7.3 2,932.1 2,461.0 18.8 23.2 58.7 28.7 0.9 36.1
2010 4,890.4 35.4 50.0 1,232.6 253.9 1.0 80.6 275.7 1,784.4 16.1 60.2 23.4 977.1 33.3 36.5 2.5 5.3 21.1 1.3 4,804.1 4,681.2 61.8 21.1 8.6 6.3 2.5 5.5
2009 1,576.5 6.3 0.1 322.8 8.8 6.1 109.8 432.5 125.5 62.4 53.5 46.5 171.0 39.9 22.5 12.4 56.1 97.6 2.7 1,457.4 1,326.6 49.4 43.1 7.6 20.7 6.3 11.2
2008 2,982.4 7.6 16.7 433.3 147.8 427.7 156.5 887.6 65.8 78.3 72.3 384.2 122.7 84.4 22.8 0.1 59.1 1.6 13.9 2,847.2 2,746.0 28.0 65.7 4.2 20.5 0.1 16.6
2007 2,640.2 17.4 0.0 1,257.8 13.8 0.1 133.4 216.2 33.3 69.4 133.3 97.6 211.2 331.9 58.7 0.0 20.8 5.4 39.9 2,529.6 1,825.6 89.9 22.2 4.4 13.5 1.9 12.1
2006 2,657.6 1.4 0.0 602.1 57.8 0.4 143.0 261.5 291.3 257.3 154.0 364.2 108.3 39.5 218.2 0.1 150.2 5.4 2.8 2,593.9 2,433.2 72.7 16.2 9.6 32.7 0.6 15.7
2005 2,258.3 17.4 70.0 1,157.5 20.9 0.1 70.7 185.3 45.2 76.5 33.2 305.8 172.6 45.3 18.0 0.2 2.0 37.2 0.4 2,179.9 1,787.1 327.4 30.2 1.5 2.7 0.6 11.2
2004 1,573.6 5.2 22.6 666.4 0.2 0.0 77.5 206.1 29.8 70.3 105.4 112.3 151.7 49.6 32.4 0.2 2.0 40.6 1.4 1,298.0 1,041.3 222.1 206.7 1.5 42.0 2.2 3.4
2003 1,320.8 5.4 44.0 463.9 17.6 0.0 69.2 298.0 37.0 27.0 20.7 58.1 130.6 42.0 37.0 0.1 1.2 68.4 0.5 1,190.8 1,036.3 97.2 55.6 3.4 48.0 0.2 4.8
2002 2,141.7 4.0 0.0 460.4 105.5 1.8 95.4 159.2 14.9 73.2 259.6 314.7 566.2 41.0 21.1 8.5 0.6 15.4 0.2 2,046.6 1,792.7 45.0 35.5 4.8 28.6 0.6 23.2
2001 3,321.9 6.3 0.0 1,154.8 412.1 20.0 109.1 306.1 29.8 386.7 409.9 113.3 134.8 134.5 42.8 1.5 0.3 58.4 1.6 3,263.3 3,054.0 98.2 21.7 3.4 22.2 3.6 12.3
2000 2,678.1 33.0 8.4 875.0 7.2 0.1 43.7 419.5 59.4 27.8 244.7 620.0 136.5 31.4 125.8 0.3 0.4 42.7 2.3 2,617.1 2,349.3 131.1 50.2 3.7 14.2 2.3 8.2
1999 1,863.6 8.0 18.4 686.8 1.1 0.3 55.5 241.2 47.4 67.8 347.7 148.1 71.6 107.3 38.2 0.6 3.8 13.0 6.6 1,801.4 1,584.7 99.1 14.3 22.0 15.7 0.1 23.3
1998 1,964.8 4.1 0.3 730.7 0.8 3.3 189.8 366.4 7.1 54.9 54.9 153.2 219.3 63.5 24.3 0.6 9.7 81.5 0.4 1,878.9 1,478.0 50.2 10.8 3.2 205.1 1.0 54.2
1997 1,471.4 3.3 0.2 511.0 9.9 7.1 37.1 277.1 12.0 31.5 373.6 33.8 71.9 87.4 8.3 0.4 4.3 2.5 0.1 1,403.2 1,123.3 192.8 18.5 2.9 28.2 0.5 24.4
1996 1,406.5 3.5 9.7 714.1 10.0 7.5 41.8 266.9 49.3 73.5 31.1 72.7 49.8 10.4 12.3 1.1 0.2 51.8 0.7 1,375.3 1,038.0 112.3 9.9 0.4 171.5 0.1 7.2
1995 1,215.8 12.1 1.4 487.5 3.7 2.4 87.6 275.3 6.8 57.2 19.5 167.3 38.8 32.1 10.3 0.7 0.2 12.7 0.2 1,173.0 819.7 111.1 6.9 10.2 19.5 0.1 12.4
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
Note: The sum of the geographical areas that are shown is not equal to the total investment, given that there are countries that appear in more than one area.
Foreign Investment. By activity branches and geographical areas Spain. Value
Total By activity branches Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing Extractive industries Manufacturing industries Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning Water, sewers and waste management Construction Wholesale and retail trade Transport and storage Hotel and food services Information and communications Financial activities and insurance Real estate activities Professional, scientific and technical activities Administrative activities and ancillary services Education Health and social services Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities Other services By economic areas OECD European Union (EU-28) North America Latin America Rest of Americas Asia and Oceania Africa Fiscal paradises
2018 46,827.6 235.4 11.0 3,914.4 3,942.5 101.2 6,274.8 4,082.0 14,760.7 537.7 4,225.7 2,497.7 3,103.8 1,123.3 650.7 26.8 331.4 925.5 83.0 43,263.7 41,434.5 1,008.7 1,000.1 82.8 2,495.2 295.8 94.7
2017 27,346.1 316.4 398.0 4,201.3 2,439.7 617.0 2,229.4 2,015.4 3,057.8 366.8 2,037.4 2,575.6 3,503.2 1,905.0 534.3 40.9 718.4 224.9 164.4 24,985.9 22,001.7 2,116.0 1,083.1 48.3 969.1 306.9 66.3
2016 26,173.2 377.1 74.1 5,214.3 4,554.2 3.6 2,612.1 1,600.1 1,782.6 669.5 766.6 3,048.2 3,530.6 1,048.3 240.8 16.9 408.1 204.3 21.9 23,765.2 20,169.3 555.1 2,500.0 103.7 1,985.8 56.6 135.1
2015 24,802.9 540.2 25.6 3,323.4 3,098.6 13.3 4,832.9 2,603.7 1,068.6 531.5 528.8 1,913.1 4,068.0 541.4 178.4 882.3 319.2 292.8 41.1 22,205.3 19,982.3 497.7 1,832.7 174.1 1,651.7 19.1 180.2
2014 20,643.1 423.8 1,097.0 2,315.7 1,013.7 455.8 1,847.7 3,881.4 762.3 1,220.4 795.9 2,615.3 2,986.8 301.2 259.1 119.8 107.6 180.0 259.5 17,543.6 14,565.3 983.4 3,143.9 99.7 1,268.9 38.0 171.5
2013 17,277.9 72.5 134.4 2,903.4 1,548.2 782.7 1,491.6 988.2 1,157.8 540.6 802.8 3,039.8 1,881.6 401.5 416.3 53.1 65.6 984.5 13.5 15,581.9 14,104.7 569.1 944.9 265.0 349.2 252.4 344.8
2012 14,449.9 76.6 147.1 4,774.5 1,218.4 66.1 1,128.9 844.8 166.4 120.7 669.8 2,254.3 1,112.3 648.0 575.4 85.1 372.7 181.1 7.7 12,297.4 10,892.1 544.5 1,720.7 59.6 676.4 29.4 135.5
2011 28,791.1 76.1 76.4 8,252.6 1,663.1 16.9 968.6 1,195.4 4,584.4 333.6 5,161.3 3,950.7 1,411.0 473.0 254.8 0.3 85.3 275.4 12.2 23,684.3 22,598.7 340.6 257.4 144.6 4,403.6 12.4 181.5
2010 12,609.6 77.5 89.1 2,630.8 1,551.2 1.4 572.9 1,007.5 2,046.9 101.1 498.7 1,204.7 1,377.6 893.3 418.8 12.2 29.7 36.5 59.9 11,972.5 11,363.9 315.8 351.0 44.4 178.4 6.1 94.3
2009 12,768.5 49.6 16.4 4,931.0 566.7 6.4 509.5 1,236.2 959.1 147.1 1,618.3 1,242.0 681.7 148.6 220.4 16.4 67.7 329.0 22.3 8,742.2 7,779.3 196.8 562.7 48.2 3,551.0 20.2 100.2
2008 30,195.8 43.0 129.5 1,084.8 7,516.7 429.5 808.8 14,036.2 340.1 273.6 819.7 2,809.2 931.4 449.4 314.7 7.1 128.8 14.7 58.6 29,623.1 28,960.9 173.9 223.1 36.1 109.9 144.1 89.6
2007 30,183.8 50.5 13.5 3,317.4 18,167.1 2.2 1,915.5 963.9 474.7 298.9 431.1 2,544.5 832.2 549.2 511.3 16.1 30.1 22.8 42.7 29,579.6 28,418.6 329.5 390.3 32.4 59.7 110.0 79.8
2006 9,823.7 42.7 35.3 1,721.2 76.6 97.5 727.8 859.5 359.9 549.5 1,876.2 929.4 828.1 544.4 955.8 5.9 172.3 22.1 19.6 9,223.5 8,424.8 494.9 383.5 68.8 82.9 87.2 113.8
2005 13,880.6 42.7 112.1 2,505.8 61.7 61.6 564.2 551.3 83.2 202.6 6,806.6 1,305.1 593.8 656.4 177.4 5.9 21.3 124.4 4.2 13,503.2 12,154.6 884.4 265.6 40.6 72.4 10.6 113.3
2004 9,031.6 36.9 80.0 2,302.4 680.2 0.1 529.0 2,273.4 261.1 163.7 794.3 853.8 485.1 209.7 192.8 7.3 102.3 56.5 3.1 8,436.0 7,626.4 597.6 384.7 34.6 112.1 9.9 123.3
2003 9,934.9 85.3 135.3 2,197.8 705.5 2.3 343.1 776.9 120.5 449.5 2,982.4 832.7 599.6 223.6 195.7 32.0 21.3 229.5 1.9 9,506.1 8,739.3 522.5 194.7 54.0 121.9 4.9 179.4
2002 11,769.4 38.4 12.5 1,718.7 1,708.7 2.4 645.9 764.0 598.1 151.3 1,985.3 1,714.0 917.9 1,236.8 172.9 19.9 18.7 39.6 24.3 11,353.9 10,620.5 296.4 211.4 35.8 189.9 7.6 110.9
2001 15,499.5 48.5 5.4 6,483.9 565.1 20.5 549.9 1,061.3 80.5 553.7 2,609.5 2,137.7 609.7 409.7 146.0 12.8 65.4 108.0 32.0 15,081.2 14,016.5 663.0 166.4 60.3 73.5 20.3 204.4
2000 26,034.7 70.7 15.2 2,266.2 22.9 7.8 604.5 1,126.5 384.8 250.8 15,819.0 3,452.0 700.5 672.1 375.7 2.0 40.9 88.1 135.1 25,569.0 23,908.6 815.8 190.2 189.3 50.6 9.3 271.5
1999 10,688.1 75.3 43.6 2,780.3 610.4 0.5 634.2 733.8 172.7 266.4 1,912.2 1,730.4 454.7 992.8 146.2 25.8 18.6 35.6 54.7 10,394.2 9,280.5 792.4 169.0 77.7 44.9 8.4 116.6
1998 8,965.9 40.5 140.2 2,890.8 6.8 32.3 555.8 1,080.6 52.0 174.7 595.0 2,182.7 565.0 315.1 148.5 3.9 18.1 91.5 72.3 8,592.8 7,065.4 762.9 200.6 35.5 247.5 10.9 163.4
1997 5,764.2 55.9 37.0 1,962.4 14.0 32.6 236.8 1,087.5 77.8 143.3 1,026.8 387.2 350.7 186.0 89.1 3.9 19.6 23.9 29.7 5,510.0 4,616.8 528.3 138.9 28.4 57.4 2.4 110.3
1996 5,597.5 60.4 16.4 2,327.9 32.4 31.4 353.4 881.6 113.8 181.1 473.4 536.3 251.6 92.1 100.4 41.0 2.9 82.7 18.7 5,391.0 4,329.4 575.7 90.3 24.8 266.8 6.7 90.9
1995 5,395.9 108.0 22.4 2,335.3 32.6 90.3 271.4 820.9 130.3 140.6 244.1 774.7 268.6 86.3 40.7 2.5 1.9 22.4 2.8 5,132.9 4,265.9 516.0 127.3 45.8 50.0 5.0 86.9
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
Note: The sum of the geographical areas that are shown is not equal to the total investment, given that there are countries that appear in more than one area.

Last update: March 21, 2019. Next update: March 20, 2020

Quarterly data

Methodological note

The definition of direct foreign investment basically follows the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (5th Balance of Payments Manual) and the OCDE (Benchmark Definition).

The data is based on that declared by investors pursuant to Act 19/2003, dated 4 July, on the legal system for capital movements and economic transactions abroad and measures to prevent money laundering, and the regulations that further implement it (Royal Decree 664/1999, Ministerial Order dated 28 May 2001 and Ministerial Ruling dated 21 February 2002). They do not include financing between companies, reinvested profits (save in the case of capitalisation of loans and/or profits) and investment in real estate.

Gross investment includes direct investment declared to the Foreign Investment Registry (FIR) of non-residents which entails:

  • holdings in unlisted Spanish companies
  • holdings of more than 10% in listed Spanish companies
  • setting up or expansion of branches of foreign companies
  • other forms of investment in organisations or contracts registered in Spain (foundations, cooperatives, economic interest groupings), in which invested capital is greater than EUR 3,005,060.52

Excluded from the data are foreign share holding companies (ETVEs). ETVEs are holding companies set up in Spain whose sole purpose is to hold shares in companies located abroad.

Data by geographical areas refer to the immediate country of origin of the investment. Immediate country means the place where the direct holder of the investment is resident.

Foreign investment is obtained from official data published by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness from the Statistics on Foreign Investment in Spain and Spanish Investment Abroad. The data are provisional, given that in the corresponding quarterly updates, information referring to previous periods is modified as a result of operations which were declared in the last period but carried out prior to this.

For each new period published, Idescat updates and reviews the information published by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for the last 10 years.

Data are provisional.