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Purchases and outsourcing. By activity groups and geographic destination of sales

Industrial companies. Turnover. By activity groups (CCAE-2009) and geographic destination of sales 2020
Spain Rest of European Union Rest of the world Total
Total industry 82,882,779 33,147,444 14,886,615 130,916,839
Extraction industries, oil refining 3,150,145 144,983 60,273 3,355,401
Industries of food products 18,646,889 4,279,532 3,472,764 26,399,184
Production of beverages and of tobacco products 1,905,351 303,229 257,124 2,465,704
Manufacture of textiles, leather, footwear. Tailoring 2,308,749 1,223,623 427,971 3,960,342
Manufacture of wood and cork-based products, except furniture; basketry 700,403 156,037 61,141 917,581
Manufacture of paper and graphic arts 3,989,591 909,002 488,009 5,386,602
Chemicals industries 9,186,136 4,595,623 2,814,752 16,596,511
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products 3,429,836 2,526,019 1,323,549 7,279,404
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products 3,023,299 1,522,713 452,999 4,999,011
Other non-metal mineral products industries 2,055,218 422,803 193,235 2,671,255
Metallurgy 1,591,248 1,116,689 449,847 3,157,784
Manufacture of steel products, except machinery and equipment 5,344,922 1,537,353 678,768 7,561,043
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical material and equipment 3,084,680 1,618,380 960,479 5,663,539
Manufacture of machinery and equipment not elsewhere classified 2,406,884 1,404,946 1,103,819 4,915,649
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 3,622,427 9,647,006 1,460,945 14,730,379
Manufacture of other transport equipment, except motor vehicles 267,704 232,256 96,460 596,421
Furniture making and other manufacturing industries 1,313,123 495,272 248,752 2,057,147
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment 1,799,373 137,979 157,323 2,094,676
Electricity and gas production and supply 11,225,735 749,208 24,867 11,999,811
Water supply; sanitation and waste management 3,831,067 124,791 153,538 4,109,395
Units: Thousands of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Structural business statistics in the industrial sector.
Note: The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.

Last update: November 8, 2022.


These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Structural Business Statistics in the Industrial Sector (EIE).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Geographic destination of sales
Distribution of the company's total amount of turnover between three geographical markets: Spain, the rest of the European Union and the rest of the world.
It includes the amounts invoiced by the company during the reference year for sales of goods and services corresponding to the company's ordinary activities. These sales are accounted for in net terms, in other words, by deducting sales discounts for immediate payment, sales returns, the value of returned packaging and quantity discounts. The taxes and duties on invoiced goods and services are included but the VAT transferred to the customer is excluded.

Methodological aspects

The Structural Business Statistics in the Industrial Sector , called the Industrial Survey of Companies prior to the reference year 2014, is the main source of information on the industrial sector. This is an annual sample-based survey conducted by the INE in collaboration with Idescat. It offers structural information on industrial companies (establishments, employed population, production, costs and sales) disaggregated by large sectors and by 15 groups of the CCAE-2009.

The survey covers the whole territory of Spain (until 2012 were excluded Ceuta and Melilla) and is designed to offer results by autonomous communities. Idescat performs an annual treatment of the microdata in the survey in order to extend the results for Catalonia, both in terms of the number of branches and the available variables.

In 2008, the Industrial Survey of Companies was reformed in order to adapt it to the new European Regulation on Structural Business Statistics (SBS), the new national Classification of Economic Activities (CNAE-2009) and the new General Accounting Plan, passed in 2007. Some new modifications were also introduced to improve the quality of the survey while maintaining the strategic objective of reducing the burden on informants.

Until the year 2012, the Survey focussed its field of study on industrial companies with at least one employee. From 2013 onwards, the population scope was widened to include industrial companies without employees and the territorial scope was widened to include companies in Ceuta and Melilla. This extension of the populational scope of the sample (selected for Spain as a whole, not by autonomous communities) has led to an increase in the year-over-year variability of the number of companies and establishments. To ensure the comparability of the indicators between the different years, the calculations only take into account industrial companies with employees.

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 "..".