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Investment abroad. By activity branches and geographical areas

Investment abroad. By activity branches and geographical areas Catalonia Value
Total By activity branches Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing Extractive industries Manufacturing industries Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning Water, sewers and waste management Construction Wholesale and retail trade Transport and storage Hotel and food services Information and communications Financial activities and insurance Real estate activities Professional, scientific and technical activities Administrative activities and ancillary services Education Health and social services Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities Other services By economic areas OECD European Union (EU-28) North America Latin America Rest of Americas Asia and Oceania Africa Fiscal paradises
2019 995.1 57.2 0.0 385.1 28.3 0.0 33.8 311.8 4.9 86.1 0.8 36.3 15.1 10.3 2.8 0.0 0.1 22.5 0.0 303.4 102.2 175.8 618.7 1.0 72.8 17.9 3.2
2018 5,368.2 3,035.9 0.0 176.5 20.6 0.0 11.8 1,851.2 134.1 41.9 7.3 15.2 19.2 13.5 18.8 0.0 0.0 22.1 0.0 5,054.3 4,566.4 440.8 295.2 27.6 22.5 10.2 10.3
2017 2,550.0 145.4 0.7 214.6 85.0 0.1 9.6 649.8 1,095.1 149.6 5.4 28.8 100.5 13.6 2.1 12.7 21.3 14.4 1.3 1,854.1 1,161.8 593.2 689.9 1.1 67.9 2.6 17.2
2016 2,201.8 4.6 0.0 354.5 4.4 19.0 34.9 850.2 587.3 28.3 73.1 12.1 162.2 22.3 4.9 6.0 23.2 14.8 0.1 1,121.3 765.8 280.5 1,098.6 7.3 18.9 16.4 0.8
2015 1,208.4 0.0 4.6 364.9 27.5 105.7 125.4 222.5 24.4 4.8 28.0 96.9 105.8 35.1 4.0 0.0 0.0 58.6 0.0 766.2 531.7 99.8 487.3 0.4 40.2 23.5 9.1
2014 2,776.4 18.4 1.7 494.4 0.2 1,445.7 20.7 560.0 88.7 15.5 12.7 28.6 56.0 12.1 2.1 0.0 0.7 18.8 0.1 2,161.6 1,714.6 383.8 552.5 24.1 55.7 20.6 0.1
2013 2,031.3 27.2 0.0 1,014.2 0.1 7.4 237.2 255.7 88.4 1.4 84.0 130.4 111.2 50.3 5.0 0.0 0.5 18.1 0.1 1,533.5 1,230.9 184.4 538.8 6.9 40.8 7.5 7.0
2012 2,283.9 20.8 0.1 501.4 1.6 5.9 304.4 1,033.1 10.9 6.4 33.1 27.1 267.8 42.2 8.4 0.1 0.0 20.3 0.2 1,336.8 964.7 92.4 618.6 327.0 81.2 12.4 3.6
2011 2,620.6 1.0 0.9 646.9 12.1 8.2 105.7 1,398.2 23.9 28.7 81.8 85.6 151.9 7.8 56.6 0.1 3.8 7.3 0.0 1,700.9 429.2 961.0 729.3 2.5 189.4 51.7 2.3
2010 1,801.2 2.3 11.1 308.6 1.4 4.9 85.0 135.9 3.7 59.3 2.8 956.5 121.2 15.5 2.3 0.1 0.0 89.0 1.7 1,131.7 914.3 59.3 208.9 2.5 440.5 27.1 2.5
2009 1,572.2 0.0 3.7 719.6 1.1 1.2 97.6 350.4 75.6 72.1 28.5 20.6 90.3 68.8 1.4 0.4 1.1 39.9 0.0 1,205.0 806.7 115.0 233.6 7.5 56.4 55.7 12.3
2008 3,944.9 2.8 8.1 1,971.3 42.9 90.9 147.8 654.9 63.6 171.3 27.6 514.1 147.2 53.8 10.7 0.0 15.4 22.0 0.3 2,962.9 2,631.8 197.1 196.2 0.0 277.5 571.1 7.1
2007 7,761.4 0.7 0.0 4,330.1 10.2 147.6 195.0 656.9 76.4 111.5 1,256.7 657.6 165.0 50.5 65.9 0.0 0.5 36.6 0.0 5,331.2 4,654.8 411.2 2,296.9 1.8 130.5 49.2 3.6
2006 6,389.1 1.8 1.7 1,857.4 67.7 235.8 605.0 323.3 1,401.0 369.8 120.8 711.2 381.5 210.8 13.9 0.6 55.2 31.6 0.0 5,715.9 5,322.1 217.0 369.5 3.2 187.5 73.6 0.1
2005 2,897.9 0.4 0.0 1,127.5 17.4 25.4 58.7 846.9 352.4 207.5 32.1 86.6 14.4 43.2 3.1 0.0 50.3 31.7 0.1 2,269.2 1,926.5 110.0 728.7 1.0 42.0 31.0 2.4
2004 5,157.8 0.9 0.0 1,951.9 420.2 114.9 24.3 568.2 243.0 86.0 75.7 49.4 1,582.6 17.1 4.3 0.0 0.8 18.4 0.0 4,738.5 4,256.5 408.0 408.1 0.1 47.8 14.7 0.0
2003 4,636.1 0.3 0.0 3,871.2 39.8 19.8 33.6 345.8 16.4 97.9 11.2 135.3 15.8 25.1 2.8 0.0 5.8 15.4 0.0 3,927.9 3,826.2 69.1 614.4 0.2 28.1 83.8 2.6
2002 2,522.9 42.3 0.0 1,023.3 11.6 1.2 44.2 451.0 161.2 29.3 26.3 366.2 2.7 8.4 186.8 0.0 166.1 2.2 0.0 2,062.0 1,113.1 520.1 175.4 180.1 89.7 59.1 0.0
2001 2,249.4 0.7 0.0 903.9 150.8 9.4 15.0 316.3 8.5 125.8 29.0 594.2 29.3 19.5 19.7 0.0 2.8 24.4 0.0 1,538.1 578.6 690.5 840.2 1.6 77.7 10.8 27.7
2000 6,232.9 0.0 0.2 3,673.6 330.1 52.2 22.6 658.5 132.7 167.3 74.2 1,062.1 10.1 26.3 0.4 0.2 0.0 22.3 0.1 5,230.9 2,995.3 96.1 847.6 48.9 58.6 14.3 51.5
1999 4,699.0 0.4 0.4 2,046.8 113.6 581.7 27.4 192.2 59.8 57.3 24.3 1,382.7 28.8 141.8 1.1 0.2 0.0 40.2 0.3 3,703.8 2,744.6 51.9 1,081.4 1.7 30.9 7.5 1.7
1998 1,596.5 1.4 49.6 999.4 59.2 90.2 27.3 91.4 13.3 38.6 26.7 163.3 14.1 3.8 10.0 0.0 1.2 5.6 1.5 1,006.9 873.0 52.2 483.8 1.1 13.0 154.7 1.5
1997 1,022.6 0.0 0.0 357.9 324.8 11.2 1.9 73.5 2.0 1.4 17.1 46.2 0.2 179.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 6.7 0.1 472.2 280.7 168.6 505.0 0.0 7.5 7.6 3.9
1996 377.3 0.3 0.1 241.6 0.0 7.8 24.8 43.0 8.0 4.8 29.2 10.3 1.8 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.1 0.0 184.3 143.2 13.8 158.3 37.3 3.5 7.1 38.1
1995 547.9 0.2 0.0 142.8 0.0 26.1 39.0 47.3 2.6 1.0 21.1 243.0 20.9 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 447.1 364.6 30.1 56.0 10.7 20.0 19.8 19.3
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
Note: The sum of the geographical areas that are shown is not equal to the total investment, given that there are countries that appear in more than one area.
Investment abroad. By activity branches and geographical areas Spain Value
Total By activity branches Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing Extractive industries Manufacturing industries Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning Water, sewers and waste management Construction Wholesale and retail trade Transport and storage Hotel and food services Information and communications Financial activities and insurance Real estate activities Professional, scientific and technical activities Administrative activities and ancillary services Education Health and social services Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities Other services By economic areas OECD European Union (EU-28) North America Latin America Rest of Americas Asia and Oceania Africa Fiscal paradises
2019 15,126.0 106.2 875.6 3,407.2 980.7 161.9 1,346.5 694.3 548.9 452.8 3,426.4 1,903.6 638.8 70.1 459.4 2.3 21.9 28.5 1.0 11,053.1 5,934.8 4,021.5 3,733.5 66.4 880.1 73.1 66.3
2018 32,727.4 3,243.1 204.3 2,901.3 1,159.3 188.0 2,683.8 3,242.8 259.3 272.2 1,402.9 13,969.3 2,242.7 172.2 720.8 5.3 4.2 48.1 7.9 26,987.7 11,619.2 9,262.4 10,395.8 72.9 664.2 161.7 58.1
2017 39,430.0 356.0 3,090.3 18,532.6 1,703.4 24.5 2,233.1 2,783.6 3,801.6 336.9 2,758.0 2,525.3 494.4 165.0 222.0 13.7 308.8 61.4 19.2 32,915.0 24,439.0 4,980.1 7,254.4 405.1 1,069.5 119.2 195.2
2016 39,447.2 220.3 1,130.6 6,382.3 4,500.6 149.9 3,453.9 8,929.0 1,534.2 96.6 2,827.5 7,505.1 1,359.5 158.6 395.5 7.6 30.3 765.4 0.4 32,941.8 21,597.6 5,615.5 11,096.7 120.9 586.9 180.5 87.5
2015 31,951.7 304.0 9,677.9 2,476.4 1,585.0 135.4 2,571.8 919.9 666.4 131.1 5,830.3 6,120.2 1,108.5 171.7 152.1 1.4 6.9 91.0 1.7 23,063.0 9,343.6 10,422.9 10,741.3 104.5 457.6 308.3 83.7
2014 31,895.0 158.1 2,520.9 2,284.0 2,495.2 1,589.0 2,222.8 4,944.6 539.4 73.5 724.0 13,350.0 513.7 248.1 109.1 4.8 43.2 52.9 21.7 20,950.3 11,082.3 3,471.7 13,585.8 2,042.4 1,061.7 185.0 2,077.8
2013 26,039.4 104.1 732.2 4,782.7 1,389.6 44.3 1,421.5 731.1 1,417.3 26.9 5,326.5 8,718.1 872.9 319.3 100.1 5.3 8.6 37.4 1.5 15,980.9 13,154.5 916.6 9,980.8 165.2 798.4 90.5 232.8
2012 18,182.0 75.0 1,001.4 2,740.6 832.3 67.7 1,270.7 2,659.9 243.9 100.8 2,623.4 4,964.3 458.7 437.9 206.6 37.7 180.8 268.3 12.1 13,412.8 8,728.1 1,126.8 6,627.7 409.0 499.2 104.0 142.8
2011 33,658.8 73.7 593.5 3,768.5 2,475.5 36.8 2,305.6 2,474.8 3,979.2 118.4 475.1 16,096.5 560.5 499.0 131.3 4.2 3.8 56.4 6.0 25,518.3 15,155.5 3,346.6 8,506.0 136.1 1,206.0 343.2 154.7
2010 31,197.1 73.2 286.2 2,388.8 2,180.5 42.2 2,162.8 832.4 218.7 233.1 7,636.2 14,219.8 426.7 296.5 86.3 5.2 0.2 100.5 7.7 27,020.9 19,410.1 3,128.1 5,782.0 71.5 2,001.4 184.2 86.4
2009 20,188.6 67.6 762.1 2,184.7 2,894.9 12.3 1,506.4 1,143.6 448.9 155.7 1,528.5 8,354.6 502.9 350.1 172.7 12.2 3.8 85.0 2.7 16,323.0 7,590.9 5,715.4 4,810.2 194.3 389.6 384.9 184.4
2008 38,481.7 117.1 1,433.5 7,408.2 6,009.3 265.0 2,072.7 3,168.6 493.0 278.0 371.1 14,617.1 1,529.7 413.9 114.5 57.0 54.1 78.3 0.7 31,413.9 17,387.3 8,284.5 7,514.1 140.9 1,536.7 1,224.4 334.5
2007 98,930.5 195.8 126.1 11,424.8 20,934.5 251.8 3,866.3 2,013.3 832.1 699.6 15,001.3 41,293.2 1,064.7 466.5 376.2 28.5 70.1 277.4 8.3 91,790.2 75,603.7 10,063.8 9,017.9 163.2 1,718.2 327.4 202.0
2006 61,029.3 136.2 363.0 5,779.1 1,018.5 2,743.3 4,996.6 1,782.0 5,631.0 853.9 25,508.9 9,744.3 1,304.7 416.5 226.0 251.1 61.4 211.8 1.1 56,555.3 49,055.8 6,500.2 3,347.4 263.0 299.2 849.8 299.9
2005 31,020.3 90.3 16.7 6,667.4 358.1 93.7 5,006.8 2,335.9 1,990.4 591.6 7,353.1 5,860.3 326.7 63.6 40.8 1.1 88.6 134.9 0.4 25,667.4 21,151.0 2,329.4 5,068.3 37.4 170.1 705.3 105.3
2004 37,680.1 54.8 4.2 5,884.2 917.2 116.7 565.2 3,307.3 824.5 165.4 4,873.1 18,037.4 1,772.4 37.4 155.3 0.0 915.0 49.9 0.0 34,178.0 27,910.0 1,553.7 6,757.4 372.5 194.6 88.4 373.5
2003 19,776.3 28.6 1,168.5 8,295.9 2,344.3 85.7 440.4 1,681.2 937.1 226.3 1,069.1 2,895.8 184.5 125.7 192.1 0.0 8.3 92.7 0.0 13,696.8 10,976.3 1,733.5 4,802.8 349.9 125.8 1,755.7 426.3
2002 26,013.3 65.4 2,100.7 5,473.0 702.6 39.5 1,076.6 1,740.6 637.7 339.5 8,582.4 4,361.8 160.0 86.3 422.9 0.4 190.5 20.0 13.6 20,128.4 13,916.5 1,852.7 6,264.2 248.3 1,393.2 685.2 77.7
2001 27,026.1 98.4 48.4 7,348.4 3,452.9 343.8 519.3 1,696.8 612.2 508.3 6,197.6 4,419.0 84.6 1,278.7 335.0 0.2 2.8 79.5 0.3 19,496.8 14,641.5 1,793.4 9,226.6 293.9 113.7 66.0 320.8
2000 49,712.4 66.0 1.6 7,812.6 1,544.7 227.6 266.8 1,168.0 336.5 358.4 18,554.1 18,373.9 85.9 783.8 48.5 0.2 7.4 74.8 1.6 27,292.6 13,468.0 7,425.0 25,336.3 542.2 274.7 118.1 593.4
1999 42,776.9 52.1 14,340.3 6,410.3 5,254.6 676.4 292.1 962.8 722.1 607.1 6,254.0 6,589.4 178.4 259.2 7.3 0.9 54.3 112.3 3.3 11,129.7 7,888.7 881.7 31,016.7 1,332.4 308.7 234.5 1,115.6
1998 13,764.3 44.5 101.6 2,237.1 1,675.6 103.8 557.4 632.9 174.9 279.5 2,835.6 4,716.7 143.3 60.4 32.7 0.0 29.3 29.7 109.3 5,492.8 3,551.3 1,256.3 7,871.9 453.9 47.9 179.7 536.8
1997 9,502.3 91.8 46.4 1,841.6 1,709.8 23.3 91.4 368.5 52.9 132.8 1,384.3 3,388.9 35.6 222.0 90.1 9.3 0.8 12.2 0.4 3,355.4 2,597.6 512.5 6,056.2 170.5 38.4 32.2 136.8
1996 4,776.7 28.1 198.5 656.4 244.3 15.6 127.9 576.0 427.7 21.1 733.9 1,571.9 106.7 37.9 25.0 0.0 1.4 4.2 0.0 1,746.6 1,148.1 481.1 2,754.2 245.4 22.5 38.3 273.3
1995 5,996.4 26.1 15.0 959.2 168.6 29.4 114.4 406.1 52.7 70.5 122.7 3,852.7 50.0 13.9 111.6 0.0 1.1 2.2 0.0 4,131.2 2,342.9 325.3 783.8 1,073.8 59.5 37.2 1,130.8
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
Note: The sum of the geographical areas that are shown is not equal to the total investment, given that there are countries that appear in more than one area.

Last update: March 27, 2020. Next update: March 22, 2021

Quarterly data

Methodological note

The definition of direct foreign investment basically follows the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (5th Balance of Payments Manual) and the OCDE (Benchmark Definition).

The data is based on that declared by investors pursuant to Act 19/2003, dated 4 July, on the legal system for capital movements and economic transactions abroad and measures to prevent money laundering, and the regulations that further implement it (Royal Decree 664/1999, Ministerial Order dated 28 May 2001 and Ministerial Ruling dated 21 February 2002). They do not include financing between companies, reinvested profits (save in the case of capitalisation of loans and/or profits) and investment in real estate.

Gross investment includes direct investment declared to the Foreign Investment Registry (FIR) of non-residents which entails:

  • holdings in unlisted companies domiciled abroad
  • holdings in listed companies domiciled abroad (over 10% of capital)
  • setting up or expansion of branches
  • other forms of investment contracts or entities registered abroad (foundations, cooperatives, economic interest groups), in which the invested capital exceeds EUR 1,502,530.26

Excluded from the data are foreign share holding companies (ETVEs). ETVEs are holding companies set up in Spain whose sole purpose is to hold shares in companies located abroad.

The information is broken down into activity branches by the destination of the investment in accordance with the sections in the new Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCEA-2009).

Foreign investment is obtained from official data published by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness from the Statistics on Foreign Investment in Spain and Spanish Investment Abroad. The data are provisional, given that in the corresponding quarterly updates, information referring to previous periods is modified as a result of operations which were declared in the last period but carried out prior to this.

For each new period published, Idescat updates and reviews the information published by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for the last 10 years.

Data are provisional.