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Percentage of population at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Spain rises to 26.5%, according to INE

The percentage of the Spanish population at risk of poverty or exclusion rose half a point in the last year to 26.5%, while the population with “severe material and social deprivation” climbed to 9%, the highest rate since 2014 and 1.3 points higher than the previous year, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE). With this, severe poverty has shot up to its highest level in a decade, mainly due…

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Spanish exports fall by 1.4% and imports by 7.2% in 2023

In 2023, exports of goods exceeded €383 billion (1.4% down on 2022), while imports reached €424 billion (7.2% less). This has meant that Spain’s trade deficit amounted to €40.56 billion in 2023, 43.3% less than in 2022. In 2023, non-energy exports increased by 0.7%, which partially offset the 20.6% drop in the energy segment. In this respect, it is worth noting that energy imports, especially gas, decreased compared to 2022….