Exports grew 11.8% year-on-year in Catalonia in November 2017. By economic destination, exports increased in consumer goods and intermediate goods (14.3% and 12.1%, respectively); while capital goods decreased by 3.0%. On the other hand, imports grew 5.4% year-on-year, as a result of the increase in intermediate goods and consumer goods (6.9% and 4.5%, respectively); while capital goods decreased(− 2.4%).
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.