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Personnel costs in the industry. By activity groups

Personnel costs in the industry. By activity groups (CCEA-2009) Catalonia. 2018
Value Variation (%)
Total industry 19,899,353 7.0
Extraction industries, oil refining 196,589 3.1
Food industry 2,747,587 11.1
Production of beverages and of tobacco products 443,396 5.4
Manufacture of textiles, leather, footwear. Tailoring 941,013 4.9
Manufacture of wood and cork-based products, except furniture; basketry 205,166 -0.5
Manufacture of paper and graphic arts 1,098,181 9.3
Chemicals industries 1,982,336 6.6
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products 1,363,884 4.7
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products 965,853 10.7
Other non-metal mineral products industries 478,533 8.1
Metallurgy 300,313 6.7
Manufacture of steel products, except machinery and equipment 2,010,446 5.4
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical material and equipment 1,069,407 9.4
Manufacture of N.E.C. machinery and equipment 1,197,613 10.2
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 1,917,521 1.3
Manufacture of other transport equipment, except motor vehicles 139,325 9.6
Furniture making and other manufacturing industries 542,836 3.5
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment 617,923 13.2
Electricity and gas production and supply 466,651 13.8
Water supply; sanitation and waste management 1,214,780 3.5
Units: Thousands of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Structural business statistics in the industrial sector.
Personnel costs in the industry. By activity groups (CCEA-2009) Spain. 2018
Value Variation (%)
Total industry 81,501,519 6.0
Extraction industries, oil refining 1,564,993 6.6
Food industry 10,559,281 7.5
Production of beverages and of tobacco products 2,323,941 10.0
Manufacture of textiles, leather, footwear. Tailoring 2,983,539 5.1
Manufacture of wood and cork-based products, except furniture; basketry 1,338,127 7.2
Manufacture of paper and graphic arts 3,541,689 5.6
Chemicals industries 4,483,313 5.8
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products 2,535,780 8.8
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products 3,840,201 6.9
Other non-metal mineral products industries 3,500,233 6.3
Metallurgy 2,878,746 4.2
Manufacture of steel products, except machinery and equipment 8,443,051 7.1
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical material and equipment 4,077,800 6.3
Manufacture of N.E.C. machinery and equipment 4,769,533 9.3
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 6,859,172 1.0
Manufacture of other transport equipment, except motor vehicles 2,865,920 7.9
Furniture making and other manufacturing industries 2,516,576 4.9
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment 3,253,272 10.6
Electricity and gas production and supply 3,018,283 1.0
Water supply; sanitation and waste management 6,148,067 5.0
Units: Thousands of euros.
Source: INE. Structural business statistics in the industrial sector.

Methodological note

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 structural information on the industrial sectors. This sample survey is performed annually by the INE in collaboration with the Idescat. Its fundamental objective is to provide information on the main structural characteristics of industrial companies (production, sales, export, intermediate consumptions, investment, etc).

The basic unit used in the research is the company, defined as a legal entity constituting an organizational unit for the production of goods or services, one having certain autonomy in terms of decision-making, principally as to allocating the resources it has at its disposal. The company is the unit that reports (roviding the data requested by the survey) and is also an observation unit (the data required by the questionnaire refers to the company).

The population examined in the Industrial Companies Survey consists of the group of companies whose main activity falls within those found from sections B to E in the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities (CCAE-2009): mining, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning, water supply, sanitation, waste management, and decontamination. A company's main activity is understood to be the one generating its greatest added value; if this does not apply, it is the one providing employment to the greatest number of people. Until 2007, the classification used was CCAE-93.

Correspondences between the 20 economic activity groups and the CCAE-2009
Activity groupsCCAE-2009
Mining and petroleum refining05–09, 19
Food industry 10
Production of beverages and of tobacco products 11–12
Manufacture of textiles, leather, footwear. Tailoring13–15
Manufacture of wood and cork-based products, except furniture; basketry16
Manufacture of paper and graphic arts17–18
Chemicals industries20
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products21
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products22
Other non-metal mineral products industries23
Metallurgy24
Manufacture of steel products, except machinery and equipment25
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical material and equipment26–27
Manufacture of N.E.C. machinery and equipment28
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers29
Manufacture of other transport equipment, except motor vehicles30
Furniture making and other manufacturing industries31–32
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment33
Electricity and gas production and supply35
Water supply; sanitation and waste management36–39

Personnel costs are the total amount of payments made by the company as wages and salaries, compensations, Social Security paid by the company and other social costs (long term retributions via contributory systems or defined allowances, retributions to personnel via patrimony instruments and other social expenses).

The changes made to Industrial Companies Surveys carried out from the 2008 results caused a methodological division within the series that hinders inter-annual comparisons, both in terms of the total amount of industry as well as most sectors and a large number of variables.

In 2011, the Survey widened and improved coverage of the energy sector (division 35 of the CCAE-2009) and, in 2013, the waste management sector (division 38 of the CCAE-2009).

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.

Several methodological improvements were applied to the Structural Business Statistics in 2016 as part of the Project for the integration of the structural economic surveys.

The lack of uniformity described means it would not be appropriate to calculate the year-over-year variation for these groups of activities for the mentioned years.