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Foreign Trade. 04/2020

Exports decreased by a year-over-year rate of 40.4% in Catalonia in April 2020. By economic destination, exports of all goods decreased: consumer goods by 50.0%, capital goods by 49.5% and intermediate goods by 33.1%. On the other hand, the total figure of imports fell by a year-over-year rate of 38,3% as a result of the decrease in imports of all goods: consumer goods by 54.3%, capital goods by 36.2% and intermediate goods by 29.9%.

The data for April 2020 are affected by Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, whereby a state of alarm is declared for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.