Spain’s appeal for foreign investors lies not only in its domestic market, with 46.6 million potential consumers and a further injection from around 68 million tourists who flock to the country each year, but also in the possibility of operating in third-country markets using Spain as a base.
This is thanks to Spain’s privileged geostrategic position: it is a member of the European Union and serves as a gateway to the North of Africa and Latin America, due the country’s strong economic, historic and cultural ties with the latter.
Spain is one of the leading global economic powerhouses, the 9th largest recipient of FDI worldwide(1), testifying to the pivotal role played by foreign investment in the Spanish economy.
Furthermore, Spain is a modern knowledge-based economy with services accounting for 74.35 percent of economic activity (2). The country has become a center of innovation supported by a young, highly-qualified work force and competitive costs.
In these pages you will find Spain's vital statistics - the latest facts and figures which explain the demographics, the political framework and the economic structure of the country.
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Last updated: 20|12|2016