Exports increased a 4.2% year-on-year in Catalonia in July 2018. By economic destination, exports increased for intermediate goods a 11.8%; however, those of consumer and capital goods decreased a 5.2% and a 0.3%, respectively . On the other hand, imports grew by 16.7% year-on-year, as a result of the increase in imports of all type of goods: those of intermediate goods by 17.8%, those of consumer goods by 16.2% and those of capital goods by 10.0%.
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.