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Castile-La Mancha, a land of opportunity for foreign investors

The Government of Castile-La Mancha organised a workshop for Foreign Multinationals for the Spain Brand businessmen, to discuss investment opportunities and facilitation in the region, which boasts the highest business confidence index rise in the country.

1st Meat Attraction comes to a close to great success

The 1st edition of this trade show for the meat industry gathered 242 exhibitors, companies from 16 different countries and 9000 trade members in Madrid.

Spain as global pharma hub

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most thriving sectors in the Spanish economy, with exports amounting to 10,645 million euro. This figure pushes Spain to fifth place among the top European pharmaceutical markets for turnover and job creation, and to sixth place for production.

First Meat Attraction for Spain’s top-notch meat industry

From 18 to 20 October, Feria de Madrid is hosting this trade fair showcasing the top products and the latest developments in an industry that accounts for 14% of the Spanish GDP and whose exports totalled 5562 million euro in 2016.

Shopping tourism takes Spain’s image to a new height

The High Commissioner for Marca España, Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, participated in the 3rd Shopping Tourism & Economy Summit, held in Madrid, where shopping tourism and its impact on the image of Spain overseas were discussed.

A worker at a car manufacturing plant in Martorell, Barcelona. Photo: EFE/Marta Pérez. (EFE)

Iran has become one of the most interesting Middle East countries for the automotive industry. In 2016, Spanish exports to this market were worth 22 million euro, a figure that is expected to be higher this year.

Workers loading pallets of citrus fruit for first shipment to Russia from Valencia-based Torres & Schuback. Photo: EFE/Rubén Francés. (EFE)

In the first half of 2017, Spanish exports totalled 140,876 million euro, growing 10% over the previous year and hitting a new record high.

July came to a close with 5.6 million tons handled – 23% more than the previous year. Moreover, the total for 2017 so far is 34.4 million tons, which is 19% higher than the same period in 2016.

Spanish automotive industry: leaders in productivity and competitiveness

The Spanish automotive industry is second in terms of output and the third most competitive in Europe, says the Automotive Industry Agenda published by Anfac, Sernauto and KPMG.

Spain, fourth in terms of TV formats

A report by Deloitte disclosed by Televisión Abierta places Spain fourth worldwide and second in Europe in terms of TV format exports.

Ten years of Spanish-Arab economic relations

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Casa Árabe organised a business workshop to discuss Spanish-Arab economic relations during the past decade.

Spanish olives conquer the American market

With more than 600,000 tons a year, Spain is a global leader in the production and export of olives.

Spain gains positions among investors

Our country keeps climbing up the ladder of the Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index: two positions since 2016 and six since 2015, when we were 17th. The countries standing atop the ranking are USA, Germany and China.

Spain analyses business opportunities in China

Casa Asia, the Leading Brands of Spain Forum and the Chinese entrepreneurial platform Zhisland organised ‘Special Economic Zone of Zhengzhou-Xinzheng’, a seminar to discuss export opportunities from Spain to the area with the largest trade volume in China in 2016.

Spain and Mexico: 40 years of diplomatic relations

Stronger relations with Mexico for the Government of Spain and Spanish multinationals mean greater investment and more business contracts.

www.hellospain.cn is a website written in Mandarin to promote Spain as a tourist destination among Chinese outbound travellers.

A site written in Mandarin, www.hellospain.cn, has been launched to strengthen Spain’s position as a travel destination in China. The timing is perfect, as flights on the Spain-China route are being increased as a result of growing demand from leisure and business travellers.

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