The general activity index for the service sector (IASS) decreased by a year-over-year 0.5% in Catalonia in July 2016. By activity sectors, trade fell by 1.4% while other services (that is to say, all others except for trade) grew by 1.2%. Within these, the most notable increases were the sectors of Hostelty (6.3%) and professional, scientific and technical activities (2.8%); while Transport and storage was the only service that decreased (−1.7%).
The activity indicators in the services sector measure the short-term evolution in the activities of companies operating in the Retail, Transport and storage, Hostelry, Information and communication, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Administrative activities and auxiliary services.
Based on the data from the INE's activity index in the services sector (IASS), monthly Idescat draws up a short-term indicators that includes the general index (IASS) of turnover broken down into six sectors.