Imports. By economic destination of the goods

Imports. By economic destination of the goods Catalonia. May, 2018 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % month % accumulated
Total imports 7,881.3 85.1 1.1 6.5
Consumer goods 2,617.5 37.2 1.4 6.0
food, beverages and tobacco 504.7 23.5 4.9 4.4
other consumer goods 2,112.8 13.7 0.7 6.3
Capital goods 537.9 20.1 3.9 -1.3
machinery and other equipment goods 372.1 18.3 5.2 1.0
transport material and other capital goods 165.9 1.8 1.1 -6.1
Intermediate goods 4,726.0 27.8 0.6 7.7
agricultural products, forestry and fishery 271.0 43.9 19.3 5.2
energy and industrial products 4,454.9 -16.0 -0.4 7.8
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes of the State Tax Agency.
Note: Data are provisional since January 2017. Their rates of variation are calculated using the provisional data from the previous year.
(p) Provisional data
Imports. By economic destination of the goods Spain. May, 2018 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % month % accumulated
Total imports 27,462.9 672.8 2.5 4.4
Consumer goods 7,489.1 -36.3 -0.5 4.4
food, beverages and tobacco 2,029.6 65.4 3.3 3.7
other consumer goods 5,459.6 -101.7 -1.8 4.7
Capital goods 2,239.3 -78.8 -3.4 0.3
machinery and other equipment goods 1,534.0 -55.2 -3.5 4.0
transport material and other capital goods 705.3 -23.6 -3.2 -7.0
Intermediate goods 17,734.5 787.9 4.6 5.0
agricultural products, forestry and fishery 646.6 110.6 20.6 12.7
energy and industrial products 17,087.9 677.3 4.1 4.7
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes of the State Tax Agency.
Note: Data are provisional since January 2017. Their rates of variation are calculated using the provisional data from the previous year.
(p) Provisional data

Date published: July 30, 2018. Next update: September 6, 2018 Calendari

Methodological note

Idescat draws up these statistics using the most relevant information derived from data for imports to third countries, based on the Single Administrative Document (SAD), and dispatches to Community countries based on the Intrastat declaration.

The coming into force in 1993 of the Single European Market led to the elimination of border controls on trading between Community member states and, as a result, major changes in the documents, formalities and controls for exports and imports. Intrastat is a permanent and direct system for gathering data from companies in order to draw up, through consignors and consignees, statistics about the trading of goods between member states by means of a statistical declaration. Intrastat replaces the Single Administrative Document (SAD) for this trading.

The classification of products by economic destination is the result of the drawing up of a classification of foreign trade based on the purpose the goods are used for grouped by their customs tariffs (TARIC). Thus the products are shown divided into three groups: consumer goods, capital goods and intermediate goods.

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