Exports grew 1.0% year-on-year in Catalonia in February 2018. By economic destination, exports increased for intermediate goods and capital goods (2.6% and 1.1%, respectively); while consumer goods decreased by 1.5%. On the other hand, imports grew 5.4% year-on-year, as a result of the increase in intermediate and consumer goods (9.2% and 3.5%, respectively) and of the decrease in capital goods (−15.8%).
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.