Articles tagged as: balearic islands

March 3rd, 2015

Data from the latest Egatur tourist expenditure survey, released by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, show that international tourists’ expenditure in Spain in January registered the highest figure in the comparable series for that month, reaching 3,402 million euros and a year-on-year increase of 9.5%. The result was due ...

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March 3rd, 2015

According to a report released last week by the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Public Works, the average price of private housing in Spain rose by 0.5% in the last quarter of 2014, representing its first quarterly increase since the start of 2008, the year the crisis began, bringing the average ...

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February 25th, 2015

Spain’s tourism figures for the first month of 2015 were the best recorded for a month of January in the whole of the comparable historical series. According to data from the Frontur tourist border movements survey for January, prepared by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, the number of ...

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February 23rd, 2015

The latest Consumer Price Index data, published on Friday by the Spanish National Statistics Institute, reveals that the average price of rental housing fell by 0.6% during the month of January, which is one tenth less than in the previous month. This figure is almost half the rate of the ...

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February 20th, 2015

For the third consecutive year Playa de Ses Illetes in the Balearic Island of Formentera has been recognised at global level, and been awarded 5th place among the best beaches in the world, 2nd place in Europe and number one in Spain. Ranked in first place this year among the ...

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February 19th, 2015

According to the ‘Equal Work, Equal Pay’ report, prepared by the Spanish General Union of Workers (UGT), the wage gap between the sexes increased and reached 23.93% in 2012, bringing it back to 2002 levels in comparison to Europe, and the highest rate in the past five years. Female workers earned ...

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February 13th, 2015

The Tinsa IMIE General and Large Markets Index for January, published this week, shows that in January this year the average price of finished housing (new and used) stood at 2.7% below the level of January 2014. This is the first time since June 2008 that the General Index has ...

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February 12th, 2015

The Spanish National Statistics Institute reported on Tuesday that the sale of homes in Spain increased by 2.2% in 2014, compared with the previous year, reaching a total of 319,389 transactions, and thus returned to positive figures after registering three years of declines. The second hand homes market has been the ...

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February 6th, 2015

According to the conclusions from the Government’s Criminality Balance for the fourth quarter of 2014, presented this week by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, a total of 2,093,621 crimes and misdemeanours were recorded in Spain last year, which is 3.6% less than the figure for 2013, when a total ...

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February 4th, 2015

The Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security reported on Tuesday that the number of unemployed people registered at the offices of the public employment services stood at 4,525,691 at the end of January, after increasing by 77,980 compared to the previous month, the lowest rise in a month of ...

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February 4th, 2015

According to the latest real estate price index published by idealista.com, the housing market in Spain seems to be showing signs that the worst of the crisis is over. Prices remained stable in January, with second hand housing registering a drop in their prices of just 0.1% during the month, ...

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February 2nd, 2015

The difference between the asking price for an apartment in Spain and the budget a potential buyer is actually willing to pay, was 27,810 euros at the end of 2014 – representing 25% of the average apartment value – and is 7.5% higher than a year earlier, according to a ...

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January 29th, 2015

According to the IMIE local markets index, published this week by real estate appraisal company, Tinsa, based on around 200,000 valuations of new and used homes made annually by the company, the year-on-year decline in house prices intensified slightly in the last quarter of 2014, with their general index data ...

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January 28th, 2015

The data from the latest Frontur Tourist Border Movements Survey reveal that, in 2014, Spain managed to beat, for the second consecutive year, its historical record for international arrivals, with 64.9 million foreign tourists visiting the country last year, which is an increase of 7.1% over the previous year, and ...

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January 28th, 2015

The number of new mortgages constituted on homes listed in the property records reached a total of 15,900 in November, which is 14.2% more than in the same month of 2013, according to data published by the National Statistics Institute this week, relating to public deeds carried out in previous ...

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