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Press Release 22/12/2017


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Total exports of goods from the Basque Country grew by 16.6% in October 2017, and non-energy exports were up by 11.4%

The balance of the first ten months of 2017 closed with 10.9% growth

There was a rise in exports of goods from the Basque Country of 16.6% in October 2017, according to EUSTAT data. They totalled 2,160 million euros compared to 1,852 million in the same month of the previous year. Energy product exports registered year-on-year growth of 74.5% and non-energy product exports grew by 11.4%. Exports in Bizkaia grew by 28.2%, in Gipuzkoa by 11.0% and in Álava by 8.6%.

In the accumulated rate for the first ten months of 2017, exports from the Basque Country stood at 19,870 million euros, 10.9% up on the same period in 2016. They increased by 10% in Álava, 20.4% in Bizkaia and by 4.0% in Gipuzkoa.

Imports of goodsfrom the Basque Country, for their part, experienced a rise of 25.0%, reaching the figure of 1,621 million euros. Energy imports increased by 48.6%, and non-energy imports by 18.9% Imports in Bizkaia were up by 30.8%, in Gipuzkoa by 17.5% and in Álava by 18.6%.

For the first ten months as a whole, imports grew by 23.1% compared to the same period of 2016, standing at 15,517 million euros.

The most sold product this month (9.3% of the total exported) was “Vehicles conceived principally for the transport of people (<10) with a diesel engine (from 1,500 cm3 to 2,500 cm3)”, with this product also occupying first place in the accumulated total for the year.

Evolution of the foreign trade of the Basque Country. Thousands of euros. October 2017
Source: Eustat. Foreign trade statistics (ECOMEX)

For further information:

Eustat - Euskal Estatistika Erakundea / Instituto Vasco de Estadística C/ Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 01010 Vitoria-Gasteiz Press Service: servicioprensa@eustat.eus Tlf: 945 01 75 62

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Total exports of goods from the Basque Country grew by 16.6% in October 2017, and non-energy exports were up by 11.4%

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