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Affiliates of foreign companies

Affiliates of foreign companies. Number, employed persons and turnover Catalonia. 2019
Value Variation (%) Percentage over total number of companies (%)
Affiliates with establishments in Catalonia
Number of affiliates 5,856 8.3 1.3
Employed persons 421,339 4.6 18.5
Turnover (thousand €) 131,203,263 4.9 31.5
Affiliates with head offices in Catalonia
Number of affiliates 4,683 7.2 1.1
Employed persons (1) 408,032 -2.3 18.5
Turnover (thousand €) (1) 121,651,003 4.6 31.7
Source: Idescat, based on the INE’s Statistics on affiliates of foreign companies in Spain.
(1) Of affiliates located in Catalonia, regardless of the territory where the economic activity is carried out.
Affiliates of foreign companies. Number, employed persons and turnover Spain. 2019
Value Variation (%) Percentage over total number of companies (%)
Number of affiliates 10,663 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable 0.5 (b) Break in time series
Employed persons 1,773,803 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable 15.3 (b) Break in time series
Turnover (thousand €) 555,687,662 (b) Break in time series z Category not applicable 28.1 (b) Break in time series
Source: INE. Statistics on affiliates of foreign companies in Spain.
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.

Methodological note

The Statistics on affiliates of foreign companies in Catalonia provide information on the chief characteristics and economic indicators of affiliates located in Catalonia from a dual perspective. Firstly, they examine the characteristics and results of the establishments of the affiliates of foreign companies located in Catalonia. Secondly, they focus on the characteristics and results of the affiliates of foreign companies based in Catalonia.

The basic unit of research is the company under foreign control. A company is understood to be any organizational unit that produces goods or services that enjoys a certain degree of decision-making autonomy, mainly when allocating the current resources. An establishment is understood to be the local unit without its own legal identity that depends on a company under foreign control.

You can expand the information of this methodology in the Statistics on affiliates of foreign companies.

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.