Exports decreased a 7.8% year-on-year in Catalonia in September 2018. By economic destination, exports of all type of goods decreased : those of consumer goods by 14.5%, those of capital goods by 9.0% and those of intermediate goods by 3.0%. On the other hand, imports decreased by 2.1% year-on-year, as a result of the decrease in imports of all type of goods: those of consumer goods by 5.2%, those of capital goods by 1.4% and those of intermediate goods by 0.4%.
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.