Exports grew by a year-over-year 2.4% in Catalonia in September 2016. By economic destination, grew the capital goods (32.0%) and consumer goods (3.1%); while intermediate goods decreased (−0.9%). Furthermore, imports grew by a year-over-year 1.4% as a result of the increases in capital goods (17.1%) and in consumer goods (6.5%) and the decrease in intermediate goods (−3.2%).
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.