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Structural Business Statistics in the Industrial Sector. 2017

The turnover generated by industrial companies in Catalonia stood at 138,826 million euros in 2017, a figure that shows a 6.8% increase in comparison to the year before. In this same period, the number of employed persons in companies of this sector increased a 2.0% and the gross value added at market prices, a 1.9%.

The industrial branches with the highest turnover were the food industry, with 24,940 million euros (18.0% of the total for the industry), the chemicals industries, with 17,558 million euros (12.7%) and the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, with 17,708 million euros (12.8%).

With regard to the geographical destinations of the sales, 34.9% of the sales within the sector went abroad (24.5% to countries in the European Union and 10.4% to the rest of the world). The most prominent branches in terms of sales abroad were the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, with 25.5% of the total industrial sales abroad, the chemicals industries, with 16.2%, and the food industry, with 13.1%.

All these magnitudes mean that the apparent productivity per worker in the industrial sector stood at 68,057 euros.