Articles tagged as: spain economy

August 27th, 2014

In the first seven months of the year, Spain received 36.3 million international tourists, representing an increase of 7% over the same period of 2013, according to the latest Frontur tourist border movement survey, published on Friday by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. This increased influx of tourists comes ...

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August 27th, 2014

Although the number of companies in bankruptcy in Spain fell by 30% in the second quarter of this year, compared with last year, 25% were construction companies and, according to the National Statistics Institute’s data, the construction sector has led the bankruptcies in Spain since 2008. More than a quarter of ...

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August 26th, 2014

The number of foreign contributors to the Spanish Social Security system stood at a total of 1,600,764 people in July, representing a decline of 8,913 workers (-0.55%) compared to the previous month, despite Spain’s good employment figures for July when an additional 62,000 contributors were registered in the system. According to ...

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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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August 22nd, 2014

The Ministry of Employment and Social Security has reported that the 50 euros flat rate social security contribution for new self-employed persons implemented last year, has so far encouraged a total of 267,964 new entrepreneurs to register in the Spanish Social Security system. Andalusia, Catalonia and Madrid are the regions where ...

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August 20th, 2014

According to data released on Monday from the tourism studies section of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, in the first seven months of the year the low cost airlines carried 18.3 million passengers, which represents an increase of 10% over the same period last year. In contrast, the traditional ...

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August 19th, 2014

Nautical tourism is regaining its popularity in the ports on the Malaga coast. The average annual occupancy rate in the 11 ports that dot the coast is far from the 100% these facilities experienced seven years ago, but the sector’s data indicates a rebound in activity, to the extent that ...

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August 12th, 2014

According to the quarterly report entitled "Foreign Citizens with a Valid Certificate of Registration or Residency Card" drafted by the Permanent Watchdog on Immigration (OPI) of the Secretariat-General of Immigration and Emigration, the total number of foreign citizens resident in Spain stood at 4,943,627 at 31st December 2013. Of the total ...

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August 11th, 2014

Over the last 12 months, the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain has fallen by 278,954, and the year-on-year rate now stands at -5.94%. This rate has fallen by more than 18 points since the high of 12.5% recorded in May 2012. The accumulated reduction in recorded unemployment ...

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August 11th, 2014

The foreign demand for homes on the Costa del Sol was excellent last year, according to real estate consultant Aguirre Newman’s Residential Market Costa del Sol 2014 report. The study notes that while domestic demand is stagnant due to the macroeconomic context, the high rate of unemployment and difficulties in ...

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August 6th, 2014

The vast majority of Spanish citizens - 94% of women and 88% of men - have tried to lose weight at some point in their lives, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Union of Consumers and Users (OCU) among more than 2,000 people aged from 18 ...

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August 5th, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone fell by a tenth in June, to 11.5%, its lowest level since September 2012, according to a recent report by the EU statistical office, Eurostat. Spain also registered a drop in unemployment, to 24.5% of the working population, although it remains the second country in ...

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August 4th, 2014

  The average retirement pension in Spain has for the first time exceeded 1,000 euros per month and stood, at the beginning of July, at 1,000.54 euros, which represents a 2% increase over the same month of 2013, according to the latest contributory pension statistics published last week by the Ministry ...

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July 31st, 2014

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the first six months of the year spent 26,345 million euros, which is 7.8% more than in the same period of 2013, and a new record in this comparable time series. According to the Egatur Tourism Expenditure Survey, the United Kingdom was the first tourist ...

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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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