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Gross Domestic Product. By sectors. At current prices Catalonia
GDP Gross value added Agriculture Industry Manufacturing industry Construction Services Trade, transport and accommodation Real state, professional and other activities Public adm., education, health and social services Net taxes on products
2021 244,172 224,198 2,180 45,462 38,317 11,359 165,197 49,947 75,484 39,766 19,974
2020 225,055 207,815 2,478 40,777 34,456 10,856 153,705 43,078 73,598 37,029 17,241
2019 251,417 230,966 2,288 44,477 37,417 12,141 172,061 57,516 78,830 35,714 20,452
2018 242,434 221,972 2,089 43,683 36,977 11,457 164,742 55,699 74,886 34,157 20,462
2017 232,187 212,921 2,095 42,059 35,381 10,766 158,000 54,342 70,800 32,858 19,266
2016 222,514 204,386 1,944 40,640 34,085 10,132 151,669 51,833 67,804 32,032 18,128
2015 213,746 196,543 1,850 39,350 32,525 9,379 145,963 49,352 65,529 31,082 17,204
2014 204,896 189,036 1,916 36,846 30,867 8,977 141,297 48,080 63,577 29,640 15,860
2013 201,531 185,787 1,993 35,639 29,333 9,172 138,983 48,496 61,326 29,162 15,744
2012 201,768 187,197 1,793 35,142 29,211 10,761 139,500 48,881 61,689 28,930 14,571
2011 208,341 193,619 1,837 36,830 30,894 13,924 141,027 49,627 62,534 28,866 14,722
2010 208,593 193,357 1,825 36,637 30,861 16,319 138,576 49,475 60,303 28,799 15,236
2009 206,813 195,301 1,999 34,792 29,022 21,358 137,151 48,734 60,273 28,144 11,512
2008 216,220 200,725 1,969 39,574 34,302 22,774 136,407 48,970 60,862 26,576 15,495
2007 212,244 192,814 2,048 39,485 34,858 22,366 128,915 47,017 57,776 24,122 19,431
2006 199,153 179,293 2,127 37,925 33,663 21,373 117,869 44,566 51,578 21,724 19,860
2005 183,581 165,656 2,051 36,292 32,275 18,783 108,529 41,540 47,113 19,876 17,926
2004 169,931 154,018 1,942 35,988 32,513 16,415 99,673 38,709 42,664 18,300 15,913
2003 156,673 142,743 2,081 34,265 31,190 14,788 91,609 36,010 38,806 16,793 13,930
2002 145,947 133,434 2,043 33,538 30,752 13,656 84,197 33,512 35,482 15,202 12,512
2001 136,952 125,243 2,176 33,295 30,832 12,493 77,278 30,412 32,920 13,945 11,710
2000 127,605 116,554 1,942 31,331 29,087 10,996 72,285 28,835 30,276 13,174 11,051
Units: Milions of euros (2019 Benchmark revision).
Source: Idescat. Annual economic accounts in Catalonia.
Note: (p) Provisional data.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Net taxes on products
Payments that include VAT, which is taxed on products, or taxes net of subsidies on products and on imports. The new assignation of taxes is the consequence of the change in the valuation of the GVA, which with the new accountable base is at basic prices, and makes it possible to balance GDP from the perspective of offer and demand.
Current prices
Economic measure of a variable at a specific moment that reflects increases due to real variation and variations in price.
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Valuation of the final result of the production activity of a territory. It is calculated on the basis of the total production of goods and services, subtracting intermediate consumption and adding net taxes applied to products.
Gross value added
Wealth generated over a period considered that is obtained from the difference between the production value and intermediate consumption used (prime materials, services and exterior supplies, etc.). In coherence with INE methodology applied to national accounts, the production imputed to bank services has been deducted from the gross added value of the service sector, rather than distributing it between all sectors of the economy.

Methodological aspects

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the final result of the production activity of the production units in a territory. There are three vantage points for analysing GDP: supply, demand and income. From the standpoint of supply, GDP makes it possible to evaluate the contributions made by the different productive branches to the economy as a whole (gross added value of agriculture, industry, construction and services). In order to conduct the analysis from the standpoint of the end-use of the goods and services produced (consumption, investment, external sector), GDP calculated from the demand side is used. Finally, from the income standpoint GDP makes it possible to give a breakdown of the contribution made by the productive factors to production: compensation of wage-earners (labour), gross operating surplus (capital) and mixed income.

The variables that are included in the GDP in terms of supply are the following:

  • Agriculture (which includes agriculture, animal, forestry and fishing).
  • Industry and manufacturing industry.
  • Construction.
  • Services (branches of NACE 2009 revisión 2. G, H and I: Trade, accommodation, financial and other services; Public adm., education, health and social services; Real state, professional and other activities).
  • Gross value added.
  • Net taxes on products.

Detailed results on forty-four activity branches can be found in Annual economic accounts for Catalonia.

The variables included in the GDP from the perspective of demand are:

  • Household consumer expenditure.
  • Public administration consumer expenditure (which includes the non-profit institutions serving households consumer.
  • The gross capital formation (disaggregated between capital goods and other assets and construction, which also includes variation in stocks).
  • Exports and imports of goods and services.
  • The external balance (the result of the aggregation of the foreign balance and the balance with the rest of Spain).

The balances associated to foreign trade are presented as contributions and not as growth rates since the extent of their variations would distort the results and make them difficult to understand. Contributions to the growth of GDP are calculated by comparing the increase in each variable with its relative importance for the previous period.

The method used to calculate volume growth is based on a system in which the reference for each year's growth is the structure at current prices of the previous year. This methodological option allows for better calculation of variations in GDP volume, in that it overcomes the obsolescence-related problems concerning the base year's productive structure when said structure differs from the reference year.

Given the different calendar of availability of the magnitudes estimated by the INE and the Idescat and with the end to preserve the temporary congruence of the economic series, the Spanish data update simultaneously to the Catalan data.

The annual estimates based on 2010 GDP and its supply, demand and income components are final for the 2000-2011 period and the estimates of later years are provisional, therefore they are susceptible to be revised. The estimates of 2015 and 2016 are advances taken from short-term indicators.

The Economic Accounts of Catalonia change their accounting base to adopt the year 2010 as new reference. Changes in accounting base in the context of national accounts estimates have a twofold objective.

1. To allow internationally agreed methodological criteria to be updated and standardised. To this end, 2010 saw two relevant changes:

1.1 The processing of research and development activity. According to the European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010), research and development activity may be considered an asset. As such, investment and GDP will increase. Under the previous system, research and development was considered an expense.

1.2 Processing of illegal activities. This is a methodological change introduced in accounting base 2010, but which is not tied to the ESA 2010. Three types of illegal activities have been estimated and published in a differentiated manner: prostitution, drug trafficking and tobacco contraband.

2. To allow statistical changes in estimation sources and methods to be introduced, so as to obtain highly accurate measures of the economic activity generated within a territory. The variables, sources and operational methodology are defined the Economic Accounts of Catalonia, alongside a brief explanation on the problems stemming from linking accounting bases.

The annual estimates of jobs based on 2019 Benchmark revision are final for the 2000-2016 period and the estimates of later years are provisional, therefore they are susceptible to be revised. The estimates of 2018 and 2019 are advances taken from short-term indicators.

The annual estimates correspond to the 2019 GDP Benchmark Revision and its supply, demand and income components. Moreover, the estimates for the last three years (t-1, t-2 and t-3) are provisional; in addition, those for the last two years (t-1 and t-2) are an advance of results basically produced with short-term information, whereas those for year t-3 are produced with structural information.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".