With a GDP of $1,200 billion, Spain is the 4th economy of the EU - save for that of the United Kingdom - and the 14th in the world.
Spain is the 13th recipient of foreign investments in the world.
More than 14,600 foreign firms have set up their business in Spain.
70 out of 100 top companies in Forbes Global 2000 operate in Spain.
Large domestic market. The Spanish market comprises 47 million inhabitants and over 82 million visitors in 2019.
European market. Unrestricted access to the European market with its more than 500 million consumers and world’s highest purchasing power.
Access to LATAM (more than 600 million consumers) and MENA (500 million consumers).
Africa, Middle Eastern and Latin America
|Total population (thousand people)|
|Middle Eastern and North African||472.4|
The Spanish business sector is highly internationalized. Partnerships with local companies offer excellent opportunities to enter other markets.
Spain is the 11th largest global exporter of commercial services, recorded at $115 billion.
Exports of Goods and Services as a share of GDP
Foreign multinationals established in Spain are responsible for approximately 44.5% of Spain's total worldwide exports.
Export of commercial services (excluding Tourim) by country of destination
The OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index ranks Spain as the 10th country in the world with the least restrictive regulations for international investments.
Foreign investments in Spain do not require previous approval, as a general rule, with the exception of investments in activities that affect public security, public order and public health.