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Foreign Investment. By activity branches

Foreign Investment. By activity branches Catalonia. 2nd quarter 2020
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 536.4 -58.5 -9.8 -8.7
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 0.5 -0.5 .. ..
Extractive industries 0.0 0.0 .. ..
Manufacturing industries 287.1 139.9 95.0 60.2
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 0.0 -2.3 .. ..
Water, sewers and waste management 0.0 0.0 .. ..
Construction 19.5 7.8 66.2 -66.9
Wholesale and retail trade 38.4 -155.3 .. ..
Transport and storage 30.1 -1.1 .. ..
Hotel and food services 0.2 -0.4 .. -55.6
Information and communications 22.0 -45.1 .. ..
Financial activities and insurance 95.6 79.9 .. ..
Real estate activities 36.1 -6.4 -15.1 -71.0
Professional, scientific and technical activities 6.5 -49.9 -88.5 -58.9
Administrative activities and ancillary services 0.5 -21.5 .. ..
Education 0.0 -3.1 .. ..
Health and social services 0.0 0.0 .. ..
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 0.0 -0.3 -97.3 -96.0
Other services 0.0 0.0 .. ..
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Foreign Investment. By activity branches Spain. 2nd quarter 2020
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 4,640.6 400.5 9.4 -37.3
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 2.3 -10.1 .. ..
Extractive industries 3.7 0.2 .. ..
Manufacturing industries 412.5 -115.4 -21.9 -67.9
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 45.3 -10.9 .. -56.5
Water, sewers and waste management 0.0 -2.5 .. ..
Construction 50.5 -44.4 -46.8 -65.9
Wholesale and retail trade 86.5 -336.0 -79.5 30.4
Transport and storage 141.1 102.6 .. ..
Hotel and food services 5.4 -71.2 -92.9 -93.8
Information and communications 369.6 -37.4 .. -50.0
Financial activities and insurance 3,239.8 2,541.7 .. ..
Real estate activities 157.0 -276.4 -63.8 -63.6
Professional, scientific and technical activities 60.4 -746.3 .. -88.2
Administrative activities and ancillary services 63.2 -112.2 -64.0 1.5
Education 2.7 -424.7 .. ..
Health and social services 0.3 -1.2 .. -84.7
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 0.2 -3.6 -94.1 -92.8
Other services 0.0 -51.6 .. ..
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: September 25, 2020. Next update: December 21, 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.