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Foreign Investment. By activity branches

Foreign Investment. By activity branches Catalonia. 2nd quarter 2014
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 245.4 -659.6 -72.9 -62.9
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 1.2 -2.0 -63.2 -59.6
Extractive industries 0.0 -0.3 -100.0 -99.2
Manufacturing industries 72.8 -207.8 -74.1 -75.5
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 0.0 0.0 -100.0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Water, sewers and waste management 0.0 -5.0 -100.0 -99.2
Construction 11.5 -96.9 -89.4 -61.5
Wholesale and retail trade 44.1 -43.5 -49.7 -8.7
Transport and storage 1.7 -6.5 -79.7 -94.5
Hotel and food services 42.5 36.1 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 168.8
Information and communications 48.1 -77.7 -61.8 -58.7
Financial activities and insurance 0.6 -208.4 -99.7 -95.2
Real estate activities 8.2 -28.0 -77.4 -81.6
Professional, scientific and technical activities 9.8 0.3 2.9 -60.7
Administrative activities and ancillary services 3.3 2.4 294.1 -85.8
Education 1.4 1.4 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Health and social services 0.0 -14.9 -100.0 135.2
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 0.4 -8.7 -96.1 -92.9
Other services 0.0 0.0 -24.7 262.4
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Foreign Investment. By activity branches Spain. 2nd quarter 2014
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 3,369.9 -1,058.1 -23.9 -15.3
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 73.7 61.1 485.6 241.7
Extractive industries 21.1 14.2 207.0 360.0
Manufacturing industries 619.1 -26.1 -4.0 -19.9
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 1.9 -143.3 -98.7 -73.5
Water, sewers and waste management 0.0 -5.0 -99.8 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Construction 150.7 -441.5 -74.6 -53.6
Wholesale and retail trade 459.9 185.2 67.4 57.3
Transport and storage 37.4 -86.0 -69.7 -47.3
Hotel and food services 430.3 131.0 43.8 52.3
Information and communications 294.3 112.3 61.7 179.0
Financial activities and insurance 274.3 -1,356.0 -83.2 -66.5
Real estate activities 805.9 568.0 238.8 223.2
Professional, scientific and technical activities 26.0 -13.1 -33.4 -48.5
Administrative activities and ancillary services 82.6 -116.2 -58.5 -54.2
Education 50.6 50.6 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Health and social services 0.3 -15.5 -98.2 264.8
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 34.8 15.2 77.4 -89.6
Other services 7.1 7.1 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available -42.7
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: February 5, 2002. Revised series on April 12, 2021. Next update: June 20, 2022

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.