Exports grew 5.7% year-on-year in Catalonia in September 2017. By economic destination, exports of intermediate goods and consumer goods increased (8.8% and 2.7%, respectively); while capital goods decreased by 1.4%. On the other hand, imports grew by 4.6% year-on-year, as a result of the increase of consumer goods and intermediate goods (5.8% and 5.6%, respectively); while those of capital goods decrease by 8.2%.
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.