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Wholesale trade and intermediaries. Employed persons. By branches

Wholesale trade and intermediaries. Employed persons. By branches CCAE-2009 Catalonia. 2021
Agricultural matter and live animals Food, beverages and tobacco Articles for domestic use ICT equipment Other machinery and equipment Other wholesale Non-specialized wholesale trade Trade intermediaries Total
Employed persons (number) 5,402 45,166 62,812 16,371 27,235 42,254 3,764 22,338 225,342
Salaried (number) 4,844 42,304 58,524 15,835 25,961 40,355 3,026 11,040 201,890
No salaried (number) 557 2,862 4,287 536 1,275 1,899 738 11,297 23,452
Employees equivalent to full-time (number) 4,568 40,823 55,284 15,441 25,285 39,230 2,861 10,090 193,582
Hours worked by employees (thousands) 8,083 72,235 97,803 27,312 44,747 69,415 5,063 17,864 342,521
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Structural business statistics in the trade sector.

Last update: November 23, 2023.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Hours worked by employees
Total number of hours actually worked by employees for production during the reference period. It includes the total number of usual hours and overtime.
Workers linked to the company by means of a work contract who receive remuneration in the form of wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, fixed prices or in kind. It includes both permanent and temporary personnel, either full-time or part-time.

Methodological aspects

The main source of trade statistics is the Structural business statistics in the trade sector, called the Annual Trade Survey prior to the reference year 2014, conducted by the INE in accordance with European Union regulations, whereby the statistics for Catalonia are exploited by Idescat. General information is obtained on the evolution of commerce and three main groups or sections that it is made up of:

  • sale and repair of motor vehicles and motocycles
  • wholesale
  • retail

This breakdown presents the tables showing the main results for macromagnitudes and employed persons. In turn, these large groups are subdivided into branches that cover all specialities of commerce. For this smaller breakdown, tables showing macromagnitudes and employed persons are also presented.

Since 2008, the Annual commerce survey has been adapted to the new National classification of economic activities (CNAE-2009). This change involves a shift in the series that prevents inter-annual comparison between most sectors and some variables.

The correspondences between the sectors used and the Catalan classification of economic activities (CCAE-2009) is as follows:

CCAE-2009Groups of activities
45Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
49-53Transportation and storage
58-63Information and communication
68Real estate activities
69-75Professional, scientific and technical activities
77-82Administrative and support service activities
90-93Arts, entertainment and recreation
95,96Other services

Several methodological improvements were applied to the Structural Business Statistics in 2016. The results for 2016 are therefore not strictly comparable with those for previous years.

You can get more information about these statistics in the methodology.