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

Imports of industrial products. By technological content and groups of products Catalonia. 3rd quarter 2021 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Imports of industrial products 19,761.3 2,940.3 17.5 16.7
High technology level 3,028.7 285.8 10.4 14.7
pharmaceutical products 1,635.5 147.9 9.9 4.2
IT, electronic and optical products 1,322.3 123.2 10.3 30.9
others 70.9 14.7 26.1 53.9
Medium-high technology level 8,650.0 1,240.1 16.7 17.4
chemical products 3,768.4 1,054.8 38.9 20.1
material and electronic equipment; machinery and vehicles 4,297.0 123.4 3.0 15.0
others 584.7 61.9 11.8 22.1
Medium-low technology level 3,046.3 960.2 46.0 30.2
rubber and plastic material, non metal mineral products and metallurgy 1,827.1 498.9 37.6 30.3
metal products 510.5 125.2 32.5 27.9
others 708.8 336.1 90.2 31.9
Low technology level 5,036.2 454.2 9.9 9.4
food products, textiles, leather and shoes, wood and paper 4,346.9 327.2 8.1 5.9
others 689.3 127.0 22.6 37.0
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes of the State Tax Agency.
(p) Provisional data.
Imports of industrial products. By technological content and groups of products Spain. 3rd quarter 2021 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Imports of industrial products 68,931.0 10,869.8 18.7 19.4
High technology level 12,916.4 2,478.3 23.7 21.1
pharmaceutical products 6,498.9 2,390.3 58.2 32.5
IT, electronic and optical products 5,568.9 98.3 1.8 17.5
others 848.6 -10.3 -1.2 -14.1
Medium-high technology level 26,373.8 2,650.1 11.2 19.2
chemical products 8,662.1 2,193.2 33.9 22.1
material and electronic equipment; machinery and vehicles 15,944.9 331.6 2.1 18.0
others 1,766.7 125.3 7.6 17.6
Medium-low technology level 12,067.2 3,735.3 44.8 35.4
rubber and plastic material, non metal mineral products and metallurgy 7,782.8 2,212.5 39.7 35.0
metal products 1,867.6 376.0 25.2 18.5
others 2,416.9 1,146.8 90.3 55.6
Low technology level 17,573.6 2,006.1 12.9 9.0
food products, textiles, leather and shoes, wood and paper 15,559.4 1,615.0 11.6 6.0
others 2,014.2 391.1 24.1 37.8
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes of the State Tax Agency.
(p) Provisional data.

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 27 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.