The Turnover Index for the service sector (IASSVN) increased by a year-over-year 8.9% in Catalonia in August 2017. By activity sectors, trade and other services (that is to say, all others except for trade) grew by 8.5 and 9.6%, respectively. Within these, all services registered increases. Professional, scientific and technical activities (14.2%), information and communications (12.8%) and administrative activities and auxiliary services (12.4%) showed the most notable increases.
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.