Catalan exports up 5.5% in November compared to previous year
First 11 months of the year total sales of €5.58 billion, a total drop of 11.6% compared to 2019
Catalan exports rose by 5.5% in November 2020 compared to the same month the previous year, equating to €5.58 billion. With the rest of the year in mind, this equates to an accumulated drop of 11.6% since January, as announced by the Spanish government.
Although the pandemic has heavily affected Catalan exports, with data in August showing a 17% total fall in export, these figures demonstrate that trade is regaining strength.
Although Catalonia’s exports have grown, overall in Spain international trade fell 1.3% in November, with sales equal to €24.7 billion.
In 2019, Catalonia had been on a nine-year upward trend in terms of exports, nearing an all-time best at the end of the past year; a pattern stopped in its tracks by the Covid-19 pandemic.