Martorell, with 80,100 euros, was the municipality with the highest per capita GDP in Catalonia in 2014 (among municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants), followed by Castellbisbal (70,700 euros) and Vandellòs i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant (66,500 euros). At the other extreme, there was a group of three municipalities that had a per capita GDP of less than 10,000 euros: Badia del Vallès (with 5,500 euros), Igualada (8,100 euros) and Vilanova del Camí (9,800 euros).
The county results show that there were 10 regions with a per capita GDP above the Catalan average, led by La Ribera d'Ebre, with 36,000 euros per capita, and El Barcelonès, with 34,500 euros. These figures are 29.2% and 23.9%, higher than the Catalan average, which stands at 27,800 euros. In addition, El Montsià was the county with the lowest per capita GDP (with 16,000 euros), followed by El Baix Penedès and El Garraf (16,400 and 16,600 euros per capita, respectively).
By sector of activity, the services sector was the main economic activity in 37 of the 41 counties and Aran, while in 4 counties the industry had a greater weight over the total gross value added (GVA), well above the Catalan average (19.7%): La Ribera d'Ebre (59.1%), La Segarra (55.4%), L'Alt Camp (54.2%) and La Conca de Barberà (48.3%).
For the first time, Idescat is publishing results of the Advance of the GDP for the year 2015 for the 23 municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. These municipalities represent 60% of the GDP for Catalonia. The municipality of Barcelona, with a GDP of 66,952.2 million euros, generates 31.2% of the GDP.
There are eight municipalities with a per capita GDP above the Catalan average (28,900 euros per capita), headed by El Prat de Llobregat, with 63,700 euros per capita, Sant Cugat del Vallés (44,500 euros) and Barcelona (42,200 euros), followed by Tarragona, Granollers, Girona, Cornellà de Llobregat and Lleida.
Idescat publishes results of the first GDP estimate for 2015 of 23 municipalities with more than 50,000 residents. These municipalities account for 60% of GDP in Catalonia. The municipality of Barcelona, with a GDP of 66,952.2 million euros, generating 31.2% of GDP.
There are eight of these municipalities showed a per capita GDP higher than the Catalan average (28,900 euros per inhabitant), led by Prat de Llobregat, with 63,700 euros per inhabitant, Sant Cugat del Vallès (44,500 euros) and Barcelona (42,200 euros), and followed by Tarragona, Granollers, Girona, Lleida and Cornellà de Llobregat.
Gross domestic product at market prices (GDP mp) measures the total economic activity of a territory's productive units. It is calculated based on market prices, as production value takes into account the incidence of grants and taxes.
From a supply standpoint, GDP makes it possible to assess the contributions made by different productive branches to the whole of the economy; that is to say, it encompasses the gross value added of the main activity branches, based on basic prices.
GDP estimates on county and the municipal levels in Catalonia are changing their accounting base, and now is based on base 2010 and the Input Output Methodological Framework for Catalonia 2011 and on the results of the Annual Economic Results in Catalonia. Introducing this new base involves methodological and statistical changes, including new estimation and statistical methods, particularly in terms of estimation methodologies and the expansion of the statistical sources available.
The gross value added of eleven economic activity branches are thus being published for municipalities of over 45,000 inhabitants and for all counties of Catalonia. Concerning municipalities with over 5,000 inhabitants and county seats, GVA results are shown for the largest economic activity sectors (agriculture, industry, construction and services).
The results of the municipal and regional GDP of Catalonia (base 2010) currently published are: