The general activity index for the service sector (IASS) increased by a year-over-year 0.9% in Catalonia in October 2016. By activity sectors, trade and other services (that is to say, all others except for trade) grew by 0.2% and 2.0%, respectively. Within these, the most notable increases were the administrative activities and auxiliary services (6,7%) and hostelry (5,8%); while the professional, scientific and technical activities were the only ones that decreased (−3.5%).
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.