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Foreign Investment. By activity branches

Foreign Investment. By activity branches Catalonia. 3rd quarter 2019
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 376.1 -490.7 -56.6 -12.1
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 0.7 0.5 .. ..
Extractive industries 0.1 0.1 .. ..
Manufacturing industries 90.0 -245.4 -73.2 -40.4
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 0.1 0.0 .. ..
Water, sewers and waste management 3.7 3.7 .. ..
Construction 11.4 -24.9 -68.5 -9.1
Wholesale and retail trade 121.5 -87.4 -41.8 17.0
Transport and storage 0.2 -4.9 .. ..
Hotel and food services 16.8 14.8 .. -38.2
Information and communications 9.3 -101.1 .. ..
Financial activities and insurance 34.7 30.2 .. ..
Real estate activities 71.6 36.2 101.9 100.6
Professional, scientific and technical activities 13.6 -93.6 -87.3 -36.2
Administrative activities and ancillary services 1.7 -15.7 .. 14.5
Education 0.4 0.3 .. ..
Health and social services 0.2 0.2 .. ..
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 0.0 -3.3 -99.2 -16.5
Other services 0.0 -0.2 .. -99.7
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Foreign Investment. By activity branches Spain. 3rd quarter 2019
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 3,796.2 -6,816.3 -64.2 -61.4
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 9.4 5.9 .. ..
Extractive industries 4.3 2.6 .. ..
Manufacturing industries 424.2 -219.0 -34.0 20.8
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 172.8 163.5 .. -81.8
Water, sewers and waste management 3.7 -18.8 .. ..
Construction 190.0 -2,619.7 -93.2 -88.8
Wholesale and retail trade 448.3 -1,225.7 -73.2 -56.3
Transport and storage 12.5 -0.4 .. ..
Hotel and food services 67.6 -41.3 -37.9 47.2
Information and communications 414.7 -2,138.9 .. -66.1
Financial activities and insurance 889.0 386.1 .. ..
Real estate activities 354.3 -621.1 -63.7 -44.3
Professional, scientific and technical activities 465.8 247.4 .. 312.3
Administrative activities and ancillary services 94.8 -229.3 -70.8 -30.3
Education 6.4 -10.3 .. ..
Health and social services 211.5 187.6 .. -29.5
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 25.4 -686.3 -96.4 -93.7
Other services 1.5 1.3 .. -31.4
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

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

Annual 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.

The information is broken down into activity branches by the destination of the investment in accordance with the sections in the new Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCEA-2009).

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.

A partir del 27 de novembre de 2014, els indicadors d'inversió estrangera i d'inversió a l'estranger s'adapten per poder oferir la informació per trimestres.

Data are provisional.