Catalan exports grow 14.7% year-on-year in July to over €8bn
Chemical products, equipment goods, and food, beverages and tobacco account for most sales abroad
Exports from Catalonia grew 14.7% in July compared to the same month a year prior, accounting for a total of €8.0447bn.
Chemical products (31.8% of total, 18.1% y-o-y growth), equipment goods (16.2% of total, 11.9% y-o-y growth), and food, beverages and tobacco (15.4% of total, 13.3% y-o-y growth) accounted for most of Catalonia's sales abroad in July.
Companies in the Barcelona area exported €6.213bn worth of goods in July, 77.2% of the Catalan total and 19.4% of Spain's. Those in Tarragona sold €882.3m worth of goods abroad, almost 11% of the Catalan total and 2.8% of Spain's, while those in Girona exported €672.7m (8.36% of Catalonia, 2.1% of Spain) and Lleida sold €276.5m (3.44% of Catalonia, 0.9% in Spain).
As for imports, Catalonia bought €9.899bn worth of products in July, 33.5% more than the same month in 2021.
Catalonia has a negative trade balance from January to July of €10.755bn, 175% more than the same period in 2021.
25% of Spain's exports from Catalonia
Slightly over a quarter of Spain's exports in July, 25.1%, came from Catalonia, while 25.6% of imports were bought by Catalan companies.
All in all, Spain made €30.042bn in sales abroad that month.