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Imports. By activity branches

Imports. By activity branches Catalonia. 2020 (p)
Value Variation (%)
Total imports 76,144.1 -18.2
Crop and animal production, hunting, fishing and aquaculture 3,546.0 -1.3
Mining, extraction and refined petroleum products 4,203.0 -52.4
Food products and beverages 6,146.4 -6.6
Textiles, manufacture of wearing apparel, leather and footwear 7,512.7 -17.9
Chemical Industries 18,631.1 -4.2
Basic metals and metals products 3,820.0 -21.3
Machinery and equipments n.e.c 4,590.0 -16.3
Office, precise and optical equipment 2,029.9 -13.7
Electrical and electronically equipment 6,365.3 -4.3
Motor vehicles and other transport 10,333.4 -34.9
Rest of the branches of activity 8,897.2 -12.3
Not classified 69.2 -13.2
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes of the State Tax Agency.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.
(p) Provisional data.
Imports. By activity branches Spain. 2020 (p)
Value Variation (%)
Total imports 274,597.5 -14.7
Crop and animal production, hunting, fishing and aquaculture 11,758.6 -3.0
Mining, extraction and refined petroleum products 25,986.1 -39.6
Food products and beverages 22,097.0 -6.0
Textiles, manufacture of wearing apparel, leather and footwear 23,951.1 -12.1
Chemical Industries 45,191.1 -2.8
Basic metals and metals products 17,741.1 -15.5
Machinery and equipments n.e.c 17,875.3 -15.4
Office, precise and optical equipment 9,657.9 -2.2
Electrical and electronically equipment 24,490.9 -1.2
Motor vehicles and other transport 39,106.3 -24.4
Rest of the branches of activity 36,344.6 -10.8
Not classified 397.5 -8.9
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes of the State Tax Agency.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.
(p) Provisional data.

Methodological note

Idescat draws up these statistics using the most relevant information derived from data for imports to third countries, based on the Single Administrative Document (SAD), and dispatches to Community countries based on the Intrastat declaration.

The coming into force in 1993 of the Single European Market led to the elimination of border controls on trading between Community member states and, as a result, major changes in the documents, formalities and controls for exports and imports. Intrastat is a permanent and direct system for gathering data from companies in order to draw up, through consignors and consignees, statistics about the trading of goods between member states by means of a statistical declaration. Intrastat replaces the Single Administrative Document (SAD) for this trading.

It has been revised the exports and imports series of the activity branches since 1994 following the Classficiació Catalana d'activitats econòmiques of 2009 (NACE-Rev 2).

The branches of activity are obtained from the following divisions of the NACE-Rev 2:

  • 01+02+03 Crop and animal production, hunting, fishing and aquaculture
  • 05+06+09+19 Mining, extraction and refined petroleum products
  • 10+11 Food products and beverages
  • 13+14+15 Textiles, manufacture of wearing apparel, leather and footwear
  • 20+21+268 Chemical Industries
  • 24+25 Basic metals and metals products
  • 28+33 Machinery and equipments n.e.cs
  • 262+265+266+267 Office, precise and optical equipment
  • 261+263+264+27 Electrical and electronically equipment
  • 29+30 Motor vehicles and other transport
  • 07+08+12+16+17+18+22+23+31+32+35+37+38+58+59+71+74+90+91+96 Rest of the branches of activity
  • Not classified