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Investment abroad. By activity branches

Investment abroad. By activity branches Catalonia. 4th quarter 2013
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 1,294.4 325.3 33.6 -10.5
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 8.1 -10.8 -57.4 30.8
Extractive industries 0.0 0.0 0.0 -92.6
Manufacturing industries 828.2 725.1 .. 106.9
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 0.0 -1.2 -100.0 -92.8
Water, sewers and waste management 0.5 0.0 9.5 24.4
Construction 132.7 -99.3 -42.8 -25.5
Wholesale and retail trade 180.7 -214.0 -54.2 -73.7
Transport and storage 50.8 42.4 .. ..
Hotel and food services 0.4 0.4 0.0 -78.4
Information and communications 32.1 7.7 31.8 153.5
Financial activities and insurance 29.1 24.1 490.4 ..
Real estate activities 14.8 -134.6 -90.1 -60.2
Professional, scientific and technical activities 9.7 -2.3 -19.2 25.0
Administrative activities and ancillary services 1.9 1.5 363.7 -31.1
Education 0.0 0.0 0.0 -74.9
Health and social services 3.7 3.7 0.0 ..
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 1.7 -17.5 -91.3 -11.0
Other services 0.0 0.0 0.0 -42.8
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: Ministry of industry, trade and tourism.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Investment abroad. By activity branches Spain. 4th quarter 2013
Year-over-year variation
Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Total 14,214.3 6,413.8 82.2 43.4
Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing 66.7 28.1 72.6 38.8
Extractive industries 81.7 -407.1 -83.3 -26.9
Manufacturing industries 1,302.4 673.8 107.2 74.8
Electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning 331.4 148.4 81.0 72.1
Water, sewers and waste management 31.4 23.5 297.4 -26.2
Construction 410.6 -103.7 -20.2 10.6
Wholesale and retail trade 278.2 -1,175.6 -80.9 -72.5
Transport and storage 1,025.0 904.1 .. 480.8
Hotel and food services 8.1 3.2 63.7 -73.7
Information and communications 4,848.6 4,144.7 .. 103.3
Financial activities and insurance 5,067.8 2,121.4 72.0 75.6
Real estate activities 556.0 376.8 210.2 86.8
Professional, scientific and technical activities 136.9 -167.7 -55.1 -26.9
Administrative activities and ancillary services 49.8 -124.0 -71.3 -50.4
Education 0.5 0.1 13.9 -86.0
Health and social services 8.6 6.5 309.8 -95.2
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities 10.4 -36.9 -78.1 -86.1
Other services 0.0 -1.6 -99.5 -87.3
Units: Millions of euros.
Source: 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: September 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 companies domiciled abroad
  • holdings in listed companies domiciled abroad (over 10% of capital)
  • setting up or expansion of branches
  • other forms of investment contracts or entities registered abroad (foundations, cooperatives, economic interest groups), in which the invested capital exceeds EUR 1,502,530.26

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 has been 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.