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Personnel costs in the industry. By activity groups

Personnel costs in the industry. By activity groups (CCEA-2009) Catalonia. 2019
Value Variation (%)
Total industry 20,880,128 4.9
Extraction industries, oil refining 200,082 1.8
Food industry 2,751,750 0.2
Production of beverages and of tobacco products 458,535 3.4
Manufacture of textiles, leather, footwear. Tailoring 980,777 4.2
Manufacture of wood and cork-based products, except furniture; basketry 224,509 9.4
Manufacture of paper and graphic arts 1,065,955 -2.9
Chemicals industries 2,127,243 7.3
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products 1,404,575 3.0
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products 993,531 2.9
Other non-metal mineral products industries 500,701 4.6
Metallurgy 306,651 2.1
Manufacture of steel products, except machinery and equipment 2,067,028 2.8
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical material and equipment 1,193,750 11.6
Manufacture of N.E.C. machinery and equipment 1,284,788 7.3
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 2,133,835 11.3
Manufacture of other transport equipment, except motor vehicles 131,988 -5.3
Furniture making and other manufacturing industries 557,593 2.7
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment 711,228 15.1
Electricity and gas production and supply 494,173 5.9
Water supply; sanitation and waste management 1,291,436 6.3
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. 2019
Value Variation (%)
Total industry 87,382,418 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Extraction industries, oil refining .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Food industry 11,648,351 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Production of beverages and of tobacco products .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Manufacture of textiles, leather, footwear. Tailoring 3,102,008 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Manufacture of wood and cork-based products, except furniture; basketry 1,425,275 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Manufacture of paper and graphic arts 3,649,743 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Chemicals industries 4,848,300 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products 2,725,299 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products 4,006,661 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Other non-metal mineral products industries 3,875,367 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Metallurgy 2,918,567 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Manufacture of steel products, except machinery and equipment 8,921,201 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical material and equipment 4,431,708 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Manufacture of N.E.C. machinery and equipment 5,098,145 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 7,343,057 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Manufacture of other transport equipment, except motor vehicles 2,872,608 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Furniture making and other manufacturing industries 2,699,839 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment 3,535,615 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Electricity and gas production and supply 3,262,963 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Water supply; sanitation and waste management 6,644,636 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable
Units: Thousands of euros.
Source: INE. Structural business statistics in the industrial sector.
Note: From the year 2019, the concept of a company changed from the legal unit to the statistical unit. Consequently, that year’s results are not strictly comparable with those of previous years.
(b) Break in time series.
(z) Category not applicable.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

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.

From 2019, the results for Spain are shown using the statistical companies unit, while for Catalonia the results continue to be shown in legal units.