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Structural Business Statistics in the Industrial Sector. 2019

The turnover generated by industrial companies in Catalonia stood at 148,795 million euros in 2019, a figure that shows an increase of 1.2% compared to the year before. In this same period, the number of employed persons in companies of this sector increased by 1.0% and the gross value added at market prices, by 2.9%.

The industrial branches with the highest turnover were the food industry, with 26,975 million euros (18.1% of the total for the industry), the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, with 19,404 million euros (13.0%) and the chemicals industries, with 18,543 million euros (12.5%).

With regard to the geographical destinations of the sales, 35.4% of the sales within the sector went abroad (24.0% to countries in the European Union and 11.4% 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 25.9% of the total industrial sales abroad, the chemicals industries, with 15.3%, and the food industry, with 13.8%.

All these magnitudes mean that the apparent productivity per worker in the industrial sector stood at 70,655 euros.