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October 21st, 2014

In the first eight months of 2014, exports of Spanish goods grew by 0.9% year-on-year to 157.19 billion euros, which is the highest figure since records began in 1971. In real terms, growth was even higher, at 1.9%, since export prices measured using Unit Value Indices (UVIs) fell by 1%. ​The ...

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October 15th, 2014

According to a study by multi-specialist recruitment consultancy, Randstad, prepared from more than 15,000 interviews with employed professionals in over 30 countries, 40% of Spanish employees hope to find a new job in the next six months, which is up slightly from the percentage registered a year earlier. Despite the positive ...

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October 2nd, 2014

The construction industry in Spain seems to have finally regained a pulse after years spent in a critical condition. El Mundo reported that national production closed the month of July on a high, consolidating its place among the European motors of the industry, to the delight of the Spanish Government. ...

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September 10th, 2014

El Prat de Llobregat airport in Barcelona, registered a record 4.2 million passengers in August, its highest figure to date, which exceeds the previous record of August 2013 by 8.6%. In addition, it beats the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport for a second time, which handled 3,990,993 passengers in August. According to ...

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September 8th, 2014

According to the fourth annual analysis of the housing market in Spain, carried out by the real estate department of Deloitte, the cumulative decline in house prices since the beginning of the crisis has caused the average rate of effort of Spanish households (percentage of household income spent on mortgage ...

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August 26th, 2014

Early estimates published last week by the EU statistics office, Eurostat, indicate that, in the second quarter of the year, Spain was the European Union (EU) country where construction output rose most, after registering an increase of 7.0%. Spain was also the fourth country in the EU with the largest year-on-year ...

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July 31st, 2014

Housing is a significant economic sector in the economy of any country. Through it, you can not only identify the quality of life of a nation, but also their standard of living and their economic situation. For this reason, Casaktua.com has conducted a study on Europe which analyses the situation ...

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July 30th, 2014

Foreign contributors to the Spanish Social Security system amounted to a total of 1,609,677 persons in June, representing an increase of 0.09% over the previous month, according to data published last week by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security. Compared to May, the number of foreign citizens contributing to the ...

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July 23rd, 2014

According to data from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, the Spanish construction sector is once again looking buoyant, as the production in this sector registered an increase of 42.4% year-on-year in May, the highest percentage in Europe. This percentage is well above the increases registered for the eurozone (3.5%) and ...

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July 17th, 2014

In a news release last week, the EU statistical agency, Eurostat, reported that the price of Spanish homes, as measured by the House Price Index (HPI), dropped by just 1.6% in the first quarter of 2014 year-on-year and by just 0.3% quarter-on-quarter - very moderate percentages which show the change ...

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June 20th, 2014

According to data published this week by the EU statistics office, Eurostat, the income per capita in Spain fell to 95% of the European Union (EU) average in 2013, compared to the 96% registered in 2012, and stood at 13 points below the eurozone average (108%). The wealth per inhabitant ...

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June 10th, 2014

In Spain, the price per litre of petrol began the month of June with an increase of 0.35%, putting it not only at its highest level so far this year, but since September last year, according to data from the latest European Union Oil Bulletin. Specifically, a litre of petrol presently ...

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May 27th, 2014

The number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,563,621 in April. This figure represents an increase of 27,732 people (or 1.81%) and is the largest increase since May 2012 (when it rose by 1.19%). Year-on-year the decline in the number of foreign contributors currently stands ...

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May 14th, 2014

According to a new pan-European survey published this week by the Pew Research Centre, 34% of Spaniards believe that their economy will improve in the next 12 months, which is 11 points more than in 2013, although only 8% believe that the current situation is good, compared to 85% of ...

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May 8th, 2014

Unemployment rates remained unchanged in the eurozone in March, at 11.8%, as well as in the whole of the European Union (EU), which stood at 10.5%, according to the latest data published by the European Commission's statistical office, Eurostat. The percentage in the eurozone has been the same since December ...

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