Exports rose by 2.0% in Catalonia in 2016 with respect to the previous year, according to definitive data from the Customs and Special Taxes Department of the State Tax Administration Agency. By economic destination, exports of all types of goods increased, and highlighted capital goods with an increase of 24.1%, followed by those of consumer goods and intermediate goods (0.5% in both cases). On the other hand, imports grew by 1.5% compared to the previous year, with increases for consumer and capital goods (7.3% and 4.2%, respectively), while intermediate goods decreased by 1.9%.
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.