Exports fell by a year-over-year 5.1% in Catalonia in July 2016. By economic destination, registered decreases the consumer goods (−7.6%) and intermediate goods (−5.4%); however, capital goods grew by 14.5%. Furthermore, imports dropped by a year-over-year 9.5% as a result of the decreases in all goods: intermediate goods fell by 13.1%, consumer goods by 4.1% and capital goods by 1.8%.
The main goal of these statistics is to present the trade flows of exports and imports of goods between Catalonia and abroad a monthly basis. The administrative information source with which Idescat works is the territorial operations file of the Customs and Special Taxes Department of the State Tax Administration Agency. The file in question contains the most relevant information obtained from Single Administrative Document (SAD) and Intrastat declaration data.