Exports decreased by 1.8% year on year in Catalonia in October 2016. By economic destination, intermediate goods decreased by 5.2%; however, capital goods and consumer goods rose by 7.8% and 1.3%, respectively. Furthertmore, imports fell by 1.2% year on year as a result of the decrease of 4.2% for intermediate goods, while consumer goods grew by 3.7% and capital goods 1.4%.
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.