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Foreign Investment. By activity branches

Foreign Investment. By activity branches Catalonia. 2nd quarter 2021
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 363.7 -217.3 -37.4 3.8
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 1.2 0.7 .. ..
Extractive industries 0.0 0.0 .. ..
Manufacturing industries 44.5 -243.6 -84.6 -62.7
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 17.1 17.1 .. ..
Water, sewers and waste management 0.0 0.0 .. ..
Construction 21.8 2.3 11.8 ..
Wholesale and retail trade 153.3 114.9 .. ..
Transport and storage 22.5 -7.5 .. ..
Hotel and food services 1.9 0.7 .. 14.3
Information and communications 41.6 -14.1 .. ..
Financial activities and insurance 3.4 -94.4 .. ..
Real estate activities 18.2 -24.2 -57.0 -31.2
Professional, scientific and technical activities 12.5 7.4 145.2 -65.5
Administrative activities and ancillary services 0.9 0.5 .. ..
Education 0.0 0.0 .. ..
Health and social services 9.9 9.9 .. ..
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 14.9 14.9 .. ..
Other services 0.0 0.0 .. ..
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of industry, trade and tourism.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Foreign Investment. By activity branches Spain. 2nd quarter 2021
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 3,188.8 -3,187.4 -50.0 -29.6
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 22.5 19.4 .. ..
Extractive industries 0.7 -3.0 .. ..
Manufacturing industries 494.9 -243.5 -33.0 1.9
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 146.4 100.5 .. 359.9
Water, sewers and waste management 30.1 4.4 .. ..
Construction 204.8 -141.1 -40.8 59.3
Wholesale and retail trade 282.4 193.7 218.6 -38.6
Transport and storage 25.3 -116.0 .. ..
Hotel and food services 14.6 8.1 .. ..
Information and communications 1,013.4 416.8 .. 121.5
Financial activities and insurance 164.6 -3,802.4 .. ..
Real estate activities 155.7 -87.3 -35.9 -43.0
Professional, scientific and technical activities 157.6 98.2 .. 6.2
Administrative activities and ancillary services 36.7 -54.5 -59.7 -71.8
Education 18.3 15.6 .. ..
Health and social services 162.6 161.6 .. ..
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 238.3 225.3 .. ..
Other services 20.0 18.5 .. ..
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of industry, trade and tourism.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: September 20, 2021. Next update: December 20, 2021

Annual data

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 Industry, Trade and Tourism 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 Industry, Trade and Tourism for the last 10 years.