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Turnover in the trade sector

Turnover in the trade sector 2018
Value Percentage (%)
Wholesale trade Retail trade Repair of motor vehicles Total Wholesale trade Retail trade Repair of motor vehicles Total
Catalonia 96,001 42,788 18,567 157,356 61.0 27.2 11.8 100.0
Spain 420,613 (b) 239,887 (b) 90,830 (b) 751,330 (b) 56.0 31.9 12.1 100.0
European Union-27 5,018,814 2,570,227 1,157,631 8,746,671 57.4 29.4 13.2 100.0
Units: Millions of euros.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.

Last update: November 30, 2020.

Methodological note

Eurostat disseminates the Structural business statistics (SBS), that describe the structure, conduct and performance of economic activities, down to the most detailed activity level.

The Catalonia data come from the Structural business statistics in the trade sector, performed annually by the National Statistical Institute (INE) in collaboration with the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat) in the Catalan territory. Its fundamental objective is the study of the economic characteristics of companies in the sector, such as their primary activities and employment, as well as accounting data such as expenses or income.

The data published for Catalonia regarding this statistic refers to the activities developed by the company units in Catalonia, according to the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCAE-2009).

As for the trade sector, the sectorisation corresponding to the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCAE-2009) is as follows:

Sectorisation corresponding to the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCAE-2009)
Activity groups CCAE-2009
Sale and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles45
Wholesale and intermediaries, except motor vehicles46
Retail sales, except motor vehicles and motorcycles 47