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Foreign investment in Catalonia grows 57.8% in 2015

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Foreign investment in Catalonia grows 57.8% in 2015

  • Foreign investment reached 4,783 million euros in 2015, the second highest figure on record according to Spanish Government data
  • For the Catalan Government these figures are a clear example of “the confidence in our economy, in the professionals and in the talent in Catalonia” and demonstrate that the “sustained growth of the Catalan economy is a reality”

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Foreign investment in Catalonia grew 57.8% in 2015, reaching a total of 4.7 billion euros, the second highest figure on record, only surpassed by those of 2010. According to data published on Monday by the State government, Catalonia concentrates 22% of all investments in Spain.
 
According to the Catalan Secretary for Business and Competitiveness, Joan Aregio, these figures demonstrate a recurring “confidence in our economy, in the professionals and in the talent in Catalonia” and prove that the “sustained growth of the Catalan economy is a reality”.
 
In this regard, there was also a 51.4% increase in investment to industry, especially in the automotive and food & drink sectors, which in 2015 amounted to 1.2 billion euros. The main countries behind this increase in investment were the Netherlands (20.8%), France (15.8%), Luxembourg (14.1%), Germany (10.6%), Great Britain (5.7%) and Mexico (4.9%).
 
Additionally, last week Catalonia was recognised as the best Southern European investment region for 2016 and 2017 according to the report ‘fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/2017’ by the Financial Times’ FDI Intelligence división.