Exports increased a 2.7% year-on-year in Catalonia in August 2018. By economic destination, exports increased for capital and intermediate goods a 15.9% and a 7.1%, respectively; however, those of consumer goods decreased a 5.3%. On the other hand, imports grew by 6.0% year-on-year, as a result of the increase in imports of all type of goods: those of intermediate goods by 10.1%, those of capital goods by 1.6% and those of consumer goods by 0.9%.
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.