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Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector. 2017

The turnover generated by companies in the non-financial market services sector in Catalonia stood at 246,766 million euros in 2017, a figure which represents a 4.6% increase with respect to the previous year.

The wholesale trade sector generated the highest turnover (90,540 million euros, with an increase of 1.9% with respect to a year ago) and the greatest added value (12,910 million euros, 4.4% more than in the previous year), while retail trade employed the most people (299,587, 2.3% fewer than in 2016).

With regard to the remaining services, the transport and storage sector stood out in terms of turnover (22,590 million euros, an increase of 0.8%), while professional, scientifically and technical activities were the most significant in terms of the number of companies (77,965, with a rise of 1.5%) and added value (8,853 million euros, a 7.7% increase). With regard to the number of employed people, the highest figure was recorded by the administrative activities and auxiliary services sector (295,921, a rise of 5.9%).