Exports of industrial products. By technological content and groups of products

Exports of industrial products. By technological content and groups of products Catalonia. 4th quarter 2018 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Exports of industrial products 17,078.5 -184.4 -1.1 0.6
High technology level 2,113.2 179.6 9.3 1.2
pharmaceutical products 1,303.4 82.1 6.7 1.6
IT, electronic and optical products 793.5 84.6 11.9 -0.2
others 16.3 12.8 368.0 60.7
Middle-high technology level 8,052.6 -333.3 -4.0 2.3
chemical products 3,015.9 47.4 1.6 3.5
material and electronic equipment; machinery and vehicles 4,742.9 -418.6 -8.1 0.8
others 293.9 37.8 14.8 16.4
Middle-low technology level 2,375.6 -181.5 -7.1 -4.2
rubber and plastic material, non metal mineral products and metallurgy 1,390.1 42.7 3.2 4.2
metal products 462.3 -1.7 -0.4 -0.1
others 523.2 -222.5 -29.8 -23.1
Low technology level 4,537.0 150.8 3.4 -0.1
food products, textiles, leather and shoes, wood and paper 4,099.2 105.6 2.6 -0.5
others 437.9 45.2 11.5 3.6
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat. Foreign Trade according to Technological Content.
Note: The data are provisional since I quarter 2018. Their rates of variation are calculated using the provisional data from the previous year.
(p) Provisional data
Exports of industrial products. By technological content and groups of products Spain. 4th quarter 2018 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Exports of industrial products 65,014.6 1,309.7 2.1 2.7
High technology level 7,201.0 753.2 11.7 -3.9
pharmaceutical products 3,092.3 406.5 15.1 1.2
IT, electronic and optical products 2,063.7 145.3 7.6 -2.7
others 2,045.1 201.4 10.9 -12.6
Middle-high technology level 27,753.8 -121.6 -0.4 2.7
chemical products 6,481.7 268.6 4.3 6.5
material and electronic equipment; machinery and vehicles 20,208.7 -548.2 -2.6 1.4
others 1,063.3 158.0 17.5 5.7
Middle-low technology level 14,267.8 605.0 4.4 8.7
rubber and plastic material, non metal mineral products and metallurgy 7,843.5 126.3 1.6 5.9
metal products 2,051.5 35.1 1.7 2.4
others 4,372.7 443.5 11.3 18.9
Low technology level 15,792.1 73.1 0.5 0.4
food products, textiles, leather and shoes, wood and paper 14,607.5 -42.6 -0.3 0.2
others 1,184.6 115.7 10.8 3.7
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat. Foreign Trade according to Technological Content.
Note: The data are provisional since I quarter 2018. Their rates of variation are calculated using the provisional data from the previous year.
(p) Provisional data

Date published: February 27, 2019. Next update: May 24, 2019 Calendari

Methodological note

The statistics for technological content (R&D) of industrial products in foreign trade is based on the most recent classification drawn up by the Eurostat of industrial sectors by research and development (R&D) effort. These statistics classify flows of exported and imported goods by the importance of their technological content.

The technological content of an industrial sector is identified by calculating R&D spending as a percentage of the sector's production volume. The concept also takes into not only the sector's own technological effort (direct R&D intensity) but also the technology built into its purchases of intermediate goods and equipment (indirect intensity). This new classification makes it possible to compare the statistical information that it is generated nationally with the one generated in Europe.

The result had been an aggregation of the industrial sectors of the Classificació catalana d'activitats econòmiques 2009 (NACE-Rev 2) in four groups according to its technological intensity: high technological level, high medium, medium low and low. These groups are divided by exports or imports to the European Union of the 28 or to the rest of the world. The values corresponding to Catalonia and Spain are generated.

Idescat has revised the series of exports and imports of industrial products since the first quarter of 1994, following the Classification of products by technological content Eurostat.

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