September 21, 2017
More than 7,000 foreign companies in Catalonia
Catalonia Trade & Investment is the public agency that works to attract foreign direct investment to Barcelona and Catalonia. In its last Newsletter, the agency provides a detailed statistical overview of the foreign companies installed in Catalonia (figures for 2016).
7,086 foreign companies are established in the region. They represent 1% of all companies, 18% of employment and 29% of turnover and a large majority of them, 45.1%, are less than 10 years old.
They all have a significant international outreach: 31.5% of foreign companies established in Catalonia export. They represent 7% of exporters and, with 27,349 M€ exported, they account for 45.4% of total exports from Catalonia.
By geographical area, Europe stands out, with 77.1% of companies, and America, with 15.4%. By countries, 13.8% of foreign companies established in Catalonia are German; French companies follow with 12.7% and then, US companies with 11.5% of the total.
With T-Systems or IBM, the Barcelona Synchrotron Park is part of this dynamics.
More details can be found here.

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