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Exports from Tarragona have grown by 56% in the last decade

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Exports from Tarragona have grown by 56% in the last decade

  1. The Government of Catalonia will allocate almost 100 million euros in grants for the growth of Catalan companies this year, an increase of 4.5%

Exports from the Tarragona region have grown by 56% in the last decade to reach 11,000 million euros in 2023, the highest figure ever and a record for the twelfth year running. The figures were announced by the Executive Secretary for Business and Competitiveness of the Government of Catalonia, Albert Castellanos i Maduell, at an event attended by around a hundred members of the business community.

Castellanos explained that this growth has been based on foreign sales in sectors such as chemicals, food and beverages, and computer and electronic products. "The Tarragona region has overcome some difficult years with the pandemic and the breakdown of supply chains, which have not prevented outstanding growth like the 56% increase in exports over the last decade," he stressed.

Over the last 10 years, the region's regular exporting companies, i.e. those that have exported for the last four years in a row, have also increased by 29% to 1,123, a record figure.

Support for business growth

The Government of Catalonia will allocate almost 100 million euros this year in grants for the growth of Catalan companies, 4.5% more than last year. Castellanos pointed out that 2024 "will be a difficult year, with global disruptions and a macroeconomic situation that may impact the competitiveness of Catalan companies" and that in this context, "the Government wants to be useful for the business ecosystem" and "support it throughout the process of transformation towards a sustainable, digital, innovative and technologically disruptive business model".