Exports grew 8.3% year-on-year in Catalonia in August 2017. By economic destination, increased consumer goods by 16.3% and intermediate goods by 5.6%, while capital goods decreased by 11.5%. On the other hand, imports grew by 8.7% year-on-year, as a result exports of all goods grew: capital goods by 17.7%, intermediate goods by 8.6% and consumer goods by 7.3% .
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.