Territorial Gross Domestic Product 2015 and 2016 Advance of Municipalities of More than 50,000 Inhabitants

Martorell, with 91,300 euros, was the municipality with the highest GDP per capita in Catalonia in 2015, followed by Vandellòs i l’Hospitalet de l'Infant (76,900 euros) and Castellbisbal (75,000 euros). On the other extreme, beneath the threshold of 10,000 euros per capita, stood Badia del Vallès (5,700 euros) and Santa Margarida de Montbui (8,300 euros).

Vandellòs i l’Hospitalet de l'Infant, as well as Sant Adrià de Besòs, are the municipalities that registering the high growth of GDP per inhabitant, with 17.5% and 10.5% respectively. At the other end, with negative growth, stood La Canonja (−3.7%) and Súria (−3.0%).

In 2015, la Ribera d'Ebre was the county with the highest GDP per inhabitant in Catalonia, with 46,100 euros, 59% above the Catalan average. This was followed by El Barcelonès (35,600 euros) and Aran (33,000 euros). On the other hand, El Montsià was the county with the lowest GDP per capita (16,600 euros), followed by El Baix Penedès (17,200 euros). The 4 counties that contributed the most to Catalan GDP, El Barcelonès, El Vallès Occidental, El Baix Llobregat and El Vallès Oriental, representend almost 65% of Catalonia's production.

The counties where the GDP per capita grew the most in 2015 were La Ribera d'Ebre, with 31.6%, and La Terra Alta, with 12.6%. Conversely, those with the least growth were El Pla d'Urgell and El Barcelonès, with 1.2% and 2.0% respectively.

Idescat publishes results of the Advance of the GDP for the year 2016 for the 23 municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. Nine of these municipalities, led by El Prat del Llobregat, Sant Cugat del Vallès and Barcelona, registered a GDP per inhabitant above the Catalan average (30,100 euros). Solely 5 municipalities indicated growth rates below 3.0%.

Idescat publishes the provisional 2015 GDP estimates by county, municpalities with over 5,000 inhabitants, and the rest of country seats. The sector detail of the gross added value will be published in June 2018, when the complete and definitive information from the new structural surveys of industry and services will be available. These surveys are the result of the profound reform that has been carried out this year, which has brought about significant methodological and design changes derived from the integration project of the above-mentioned operations.

Gross domestic product at market prices (GDP mp) measures the total economic activity of a territory's productive units. It is calculated based on market prices, as production value takes into account the incidence of grants and taxes.

From a supply standpoint, GDP makes it possible to assess the contributions made by different productive branches to the whole of the economy; that is to say, it encompasses the gross value added of the main activity branches, based on basic prices.

GDP estimates on county and the municipal levels in Catalonia are changing their accounting base, and now is based on base 2010 and the Input Output Methodological Framework for Catalonia 2011 and on the results of the Annual Economic Results in Catalonia.

The results of the municipal and regional GDP of Catalonia (base 2010) currently published are:

  • Years 2012–2015: Provisional data.
  • Year 2016: Provisional advance of GDP and per habitant GDP for municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants.

Territorial Gross Domestic Product. Base 2010

Basic data

Statistical Yearbook of Catalonia

The municipality in figures

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