The turnover carried out by cultural enterprises in Catalonia amounted to 11,005 million euros in 2015, its added gross value rose to 3,813 million euros and it employed 106,621 people.
The Statistics and Accounts of the Cultural Companies summary statistics that bring together a set of economic magnitudes and indicators relevant to enterprises in this field. This information, produced yearly, will allow greater monitoring of the actual situation of the cultural sector in Catalonia from an economic point of view and determine the behaviour of the enterprises offering cultural goods and services.
Definition of the activities that make up the cultural sector is grounded in the methodological work carried out by the European Statistical System Network on Culture (ESSnet-Culture, in PDF), created by the European Commission and Eurostat. UNESCO's 2009 Framework for Cultural Statistics was also taken into account.
The information on the activity of cultural enterprises used in this study comes from the following statistical sources: Structural Business Statistics in the Industrial Sector, Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector, Statistics on R&D Activities, Survey on Innovation in Companies and Foreign Trade statistics.