Exports grew 9.1% year-on-year in Catalonia in January 2018. By economic destination, exports increased for intermediate goods and consumer goods (10.9% and 8.2%, respectively); while capital goods decreased by 2.2%. On the other hand, imports grew 12.8% year-on-year, as a result of the increase of all goods: consumer goods 16.1%, intermediate goods 12.3% and capital goods 2.5%.
The main goal of these statistics is to present the trade flows of exports and imports of goods between Catalonia and abroad a monthly basis. The administrative information source with which Idescat works is the territorial operations file of the Customs and Special Taxes Department of the State Tax Administration Agency. The file in question contains the most relevant information obtained from Single Administrative Document (SAD) and Intrastat declaration data.