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EXPORTING TO SPAIN


I.

SPAIN
Country background:

Geographic location: In his peninsular territory he shares terrestrial borders with France and with the Principality of Andorra in the northern part, with Portugal in the western part and with the British colony of Gibraltar in the southern part.Main cities: Basically the better thing is to begin for the capital, Madrid and all his surroundings: Toledo, Segovia, The Valley of the Fallen and the Monastery of the Dump, are cities that will make astonished any admirer of this country. Then it would be good to visit Andalusia, the south and the most traditional part of Spain and it must be fundamentalthat you visit Seville, Cordova and Granada that they are authentic works of art since are the Royal Fortresses, the Mosque and the palace of the Alhambra in each of these cities respectively. Political The politics of Spain is the set of administrative conditions that the laws of Spain dictate for the functioning that the legislative organs consider to be suitable for the country. In agreement tothe system classification of government in the world, Spain possesses the form of parliamentary monarchy, so his legislative power (represented in the figure of the General Spanish Parliament), exercises most of the legislative responsibility and of the government. Economic and legal systems: Spain's mixed capitalist economy is the 13th largest in the world, and its per capita income roughlymatches that of Germany and France. However, after almost 15 years of above average GDP growth, the Spanish economy began to slow in late 2007 and entered into a recession in the second quarter of 2008. GDP contracted by 3.7% in 2009, ending a 16-year growth trend, and by another 0.1% in 2010, before turning positive in 2011, making Spain the last major economy to emerge from the global recession. Thereversal in Spain's economic growth reflected a significant decline in construction amid an oversupply of housing and falling consumer spending, while exports actually have begun to grow. Government efforts to boost the economy through stimulus spending, extended unemployment benefits, and loan guarantees did not prevent a sharp rise in the unemployment rate, which rose from a low of about 8% in2007 to 20% in 2010.
Religion: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%. Demographic and economic level:

Total Population Spain

Income distribution Spain

Income centers Spain
Per capita income, GDP, largest industrial sectors, employment rate, purchasing powerparity, trade balance:
Labor force:
23.13 million (2011 est.)
Labour force – by occupation:
Agriculture: 4.2%, Industry: 24%, Services: 71.7% (2009 est.)

Employment status
The Spanish economy has suffered from high unemployment levels for several decades. The nation’s government undertook several measures to curtail the unemployment scenario, and succeeded in lowering it to 8% during2007.

GDP – composition by sector
Agriculture: 3.3%
Industry: 25.8%
Services: 70.9% (2011 est.)

GDP – real growth rate
0.8% (2011 est.)
-0.1% (2010 est.)
-3.7% (2009 est.)

GDP – per capita (PPP)
$30,600 (2011 est.)
$30,400 (2010 est.)
$30,600 (2009 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity)
$1.411 trillion (2011 est.)
$1.4 trillion (2010 est.)
$1.402 trillion (2009 est.)Unemployment rate:
20.8% (2011 est.)
Industries: Textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment. Industrial production rate:2%
Trade balance:
Exports:
$330.6 billion (2011 est.)
$253 billion (2010 est.)
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