The turnover of companies in the audiovisual sector in Catalonia in 2015 was 1,685 million euros, 18% of the total for Spain, which is the same percentage as the previous year. In the same year, the audiovisual sector employed 10,842 people. As for the advertising sector in Catalonia, its turnover was 3,797 million euros and it employed 23,631 people.
Idescat produces the Statistics on Audiovisuals in Catalonia every year, the aim of which are to provide information on the economics, funding and employment generated, the demand for goods and services from the audiovisual sector (cinema, radio and television) and its offer, as well as the main data on the advertising sector.
These statistics are produced on the basis of different sources of information: Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector (called the Annual Services Survey prior to the reference year 2014) and the Statistics on Household Consumer Expenditures for data on the sector's economics; the Survey on Cultural Consumption and Practices to produce the data on the demand for audiovisual content, and the administrative records of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries and the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia to calculate the data on the audiovisual offer.
Idescat will offer the publication "Estadística de l'audiovisual a Catalunya 2015" (Statistics on Audiovisuals of Catalonia9 (PDF) soon.