Exports grew 8.2% year-on-year in Catalonia in April 2018. By economic destination, exports of all type of goods increased: those of capital goods a 13.7%, those of intermediate goods a 9.2% and those of consumer goods a 5.7%. On the other hand, imports grew by 20.9% year-on-year, as a result of the increase in imports of all type of goods: those of intermediate goods by 24.0%, those of consumer goods by 17.0% and of capital goods by 13.5%.
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.