Gross added values by 11 economic activity branches are published for municipalities with more than 45,000 inhabitants, counties of Catalonia and L'Aran. There are also presented the gross added value results by major economic activity sectors (agriculture, industry, construction and services) for municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants and county seats. At the same time the GDP series 2012-2016 are updated, consistent with the Annual Economic Results in Catalonia.
In 2015, the weight of industry in the gross added value was higher than 75% in the municipalities of La Canonja (88.5%), Santa Margarida i els Monjos (77.3%) and Guissona (75.5%). With regards to the service sector, it represented more than 75% of the gross added value for one third of all municipalities. Salou, Alella, Calella, Altafulla and l’Hospitalet de Llobregat were those presenting the highest figures, around the 90%.
By counties, services were the main economic activity in 37 of the 41 counties and Aran. El Barcelonès remained the county where services had a higher weight (87.3%), followed by el Garraf with 80.6%. As for industry, 4 counties showed a much higher weight in their total gross added value than the Catalan average (21.1%), specifically la Ribera d’Ebre (70%), la Segarra (53.5%), la Conca de Barberà (52.1%) and l’Alt Camp (51.7%).
Gross domestic product at market prices (GDP mp) measures the total economic activity of a territory's productive units. It is calculated based on market prices, as production value takes into account the incidence of grants and taxes.
From a supply standpoint, GDP makes it possible to assess the contributions made by different productive branches to the whole of the economy; that is to say, it encompasses the gross value added of the main activity branches, based on basic prices.
GDP estimates on county and the municipal levels in Catalonia are changing their accounting base, and now is based on base 2010 and the Input Output Methodological Framework for Catalonia 2011 and on the results of the Annual Economic Results in Catalonia.