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Issue 34 September 27th 2017

Yearly report on Catalan Industry 2016

Catalan industry

Catalan industry’s main indicators for 2016 showed their best results in recent years, with the increase in industrial activity being noteworthy, both in terms of gross value added (GVA) and industrial production index (IPI). These positive economic results were accompanied by the highest level of business confidence seen in the last nine years.

Succes Story

The multinational Danone is a leader in dairy products within the global food industry. It has been present in Catalonia for over 30 years through its R&D centre in Barcelona and a production plant in Parets del Vallès.


The Catalan Government, via the Agency for Business Competitiveness -ACCIÓ-, has opened calls for the 2017 High Impact business investment funding programme. This call for applications opened on September 19th and will end on October 18th, 2017.