Economic Trivia

Spain is the second biggest foreign investor in Latin America.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2021): France, Germany, and Italy
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Motor Vehicles & Parts, Industrial Machinery, and Items nesoi

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles and Apparel (Including Footwear); Food and Beverages; Metals and Metal Manufactures; Chemicals

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,929,758,848,803 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.52% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $40,699 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 16/197 (2021)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 3.093% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 47% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.88% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.535% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $13,445,134,647 (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 23,381,693 (2021)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 3.997% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 20.177% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 75.826% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 14.733% (2021)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $477,434,415,488 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $498,633,852,806 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 56.129% (2021)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $36,609,608,099 (2021)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $118,676,843,260 (2021)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Spain’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank