Foreign Investment. By activity branches

Foreign Investment. By activity branches Catalonia. 4th quarter 2018
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 1,068.5 14.9 1.4 -11.7
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 2.4 2.4 .. ..
Extractive industries 0.0 0.0 .. ..
Manufacturing industries 545.4 -41.2 -7.0 2.1
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 1.0 -3.3 .. ..
Water, sewers and waste management 0.0 0.0 0.0 -100.0
Construction 51.5 0.8 1.5 16.1
Wholesale and retail trade 74.7 16.2 27.7 -27.0
Transport and storage 19.7 6.7 .. -55.0
Hotel and food services 23.0 -0.3 -1.2 -70.5
Information and communications 81.0 9.5 .. ..
Financial activities and insurance 2.2 -1.3 -36.4 -6.2
Real estate activities 157.2 10.4 7.1 -54.3
Professional, scientific and technical activities 99.9 65.1 187.0 119.4
Administrative activities and ancillary services 2.9 -2.5 -45.7 87.6
Education 0.0 -10.2 -99.7 -98.6
Health and social services 1.6 -29.3 .. ..
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 5.9 -8.2 -58.2 -67.0
Other services 0.0 0.0 .. -53.7
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Foreign Investment. By activity branches Spain. 4th quarter 2018
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 8,694.0 -13.4 -0.2 71.2
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 140.5 -90.5 .. ..
Extractive industries 1.8 -373.3 .. -97.2
Manufacturing industries 1,386.3 293.2 26.8 -6.8
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 250.5 149.7 .. 61.6
Water, sewers and waste management 51.4 50.7 .. ..
Construction 579.5 270.2 87.4 181.5
Wholesale and retail trade 1,775.2 1,392.6 364.0 102.5
Transport and storage 300.3 39.9 15.3 382.7
Hotel and food services 268.0 189.2 239.9 46.6
Information and communications 195.5 -1,229.6 .. 107.4
Financial activities and insurance 1,746.7 -43.0 -2.4 -3.0
Real estate activities 879.1 -80.0 -8.3 -11.4
Professional, scientific and technical activities 585.0 -554.3 -48.7 -41.0
Administrative activities and ancillary services 431.1 189.9 78.7 21.8
Education 9.5 -12.9 -57.6 -34.4
Health and social services 27.4 -256.1 .. -53.9
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 61.0 45.9 304.7 311.5
Other services 5.0 4.9 .. -49.5
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Date published: March 21, 2019. Next update: June 20, 2019

Methodological note

The definition of direct foreign investment basically follows the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (5th Balance of Payments Manual) and the OCDE (Benchmark Definition).

The data is based on that declared by investors pursuant to Act 19/2003, dated 4 July, on the legal system for capital movements and economic transactions abroad and measures to prevent money laundering, and the regulations that further implement it (Royal Decree 664/1999, Ministerial Order dated 28 May 2001 and Ministerial Ruling dated 21 February 2002). They do not include financing between companies, reinvested profits (save in the case of capitalisation of loans and/or profits) and investment in real estate.

Gross investment includes direct investment declared to the Foreign Investment Registry (FIR) of non-residents which entails:

  • holdings in unlisted Spanish companies
  • holdings of more than 10% in listed Spanish companies
  • setting up or expansion of branches of foreign companies
  • other forms of investment in organisations or contracts registered in Spain (foundations, cooperatives, economic interest groupings), in which invested capital is greater than EUR 3,005,060.52

Excluded from the data are foreign share holding companies (ETVEs). ETVEs are holding companies set up in Spain whose sole purpose is to hold shares in companies located abroad.

The information is broken down into activity branches by the destination of the investment in accordance with the sections in the new Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCEA-2009).

Foreign investment is obtained from official data published by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness from the Statistics on Foreign Investment in Spain and Spanish Investment Abroad. The data are provisional, given that in the corresponding quarterly updates, information referring to previous periods is modified as a result of operations which were declared in the last period but carried out prior to this.

For each new period published, Idescat updates and reviews the information published by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for the last 10 years.

A partir del 27 de novembre de 2014, els indicadors d'inversió estrangera i d'inversió a l'estranger s'adapten per poder oferir la informació per trimestres.

Data are provisional.

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