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September 14, 2018
More than 8,600 foreign companies in Catalonia
Catalonia Trade & Investment is the public agency that works to attract foreign direct investment to Barcelona and Catalonia. On its website, the agency provides a statistical updated (2017) overview of the foreign companies installed in Catalonia.
 
8,642 companies with at least 50% foreign capital are established in Catalonia. They come from 89 different countries and are located at 85% in the Barcelona area. Germany (13%), France (12%) and the United States (12%) are the most common origins. China, with 91 establishments, enters for the first time the Top20 ranking of countries with the most subsidiaries.
 
In terms of turnover, companies in the automotive sector dominate (13.4%) followed by food and beverage (12.9%) and finance and insurance (9.4%). 27% of foreign companies export, representing 50% of Catalan exports.
 
With T-Systems or IBM, the Barcelona Synchrotron Park is part of this dynamics.
 
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