Exports decreased by 2.8% year on year in Catalonia in April 2017. By economic destination, all goods decreased: capital goods by 16.5%, consumer goods by 2.6% and intermediate goods by 1.1%. Meanwhile, imports decreased by 5.1% year on year, as a result of the decrease in intermediate and consumer goods (−6.2% and −4.7%, respectively) and the increase in capital goods (3.9%).
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.