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Inflation triggers record €102 billion exports and €109 billion imports in Spain in 1Q23

Spain’s trade deficit in the first quarter of 2023 was €6.578 billion, a 57% decrease compared to 1Q22, according to data published by the Ministry of Industry. The energy deficit fell by 25.6% to €8,217.6 million, compared with €11,052 million in 1Q22, while the non-energy balance showed a surplus of €1,639 million compared with a deficit of €4,634 million in 1Q22. Spanish merchandise exports increased by 14.6% up to March,…

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The US Became In February The Main Exporter Of Natural Gas To Spain, Ahead Of Algeria

The United States has consolidated its position in February this year as the main exporter of natural gas to Spain. And for the second month in a row, purchases of this raw material from the US country have exceeded those from Algeria, the main supplier until the end of last year. This is revealed in the statistical bulletin of Enagás, the Spanish gas system operator. It flags that in February…

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Crude Oil Imports To Spain Fall 10.5% In January, To 4.475 Million Tons

Crude oil imports to Spain in January reached 4.475 m tons, which represents a 10.5% decrease agaisnt the same month last year, maintaining the levels of the last half of 2020, says the Corporation of Strategic Reserves of Petroleum Products. In January, 27 types of crude oil were imported from 14 countries. Nigeria was the leading supplier of crude oil with 979,000 tons, representing 21.9% of the total. It was followed by Mexico, with 721,000 tons – 16.1% of the total – and Libya, with 608,000 tons – 13.6%.

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Eurozone Trade Surplus Grows By 10.3% In October To €30 Bn

The positive trend in the euro area trade balance increased in October by 10.3% year-on-year, reaching 30 billion euros, according to data on international trade in goods published by Eurostat. By items, exports of goods from the euro area to the rest of the world contracted by 9%, to 199.3 billion euros. The fall was offset by a sharper decline in exports, which fell by 11.7%, to 169.3 billion euros. Commercial activity amongst the euro members fell by 6.8% in the tenth month of the year, to 166.1 billion euros.

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The Week That Was: Some Are Taking Back Control, Others Are Stranded In Iowa

Christian Gattiker (Julius Baer) | Policymakers in China made a credible move in their attempt to regain control over the current situation. After injecting liquidity into financial markets, they announced the potential for a cure/vaccination available soon and later cut some tariffs on US imports. Fear-stricken markets took a sigh of relief.

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Is Spain Importing So Much Again? (II)

Caixabank Research | Spanish imports could be growing because of the composition effect, through which the components of demand of greater import intensity increase their weight in total demand, or because the import intensity of each component is increasing, which would be more worrying.

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Is Spain Importing So Much Again? (I)

Caixabank Research | Since the beginning of 2012 Spain has accumulated a trade surplus in goods and services which is helping reducing the large deficit in net international investment. But it has not always been like this.


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Spanish external sector under the spotlight

MADRID | By Carlos Díaz Güell | Spain’s GDP growth in 1Q14 (0.4% on a quarterly basis and 0.5% year on year) was backed by an increase in the national demand (1%), which was boosted by an atypical upturn of the public consumption. Meanwhile, the external sector moved away from the upward trend that had been following in the last few years which was affecting growth.

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China growing hungry

Iris Mir | During the last decade China’s food  imports grew by 21% a year.  The country is running out of arable land where to farm basic food like grains and cereals or where to grow its cattle. So it’s going abroad to acquire millions of hectares of land from other countries.