Exports grew by a year-over-year 13.8% in Catalonia in August 2016. By economic destination, all goods registered increases: the capital goods (54.3%), intermediate goods (13.2%) and consumer goods (8.9%). Furthermore, imports grew by a year-over-year 5.1% as a result of the increases in consumer goods (12,6%) and capital goods (9,0%); while intermediate goods remained stable.
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.