Perception and Reality of the Spanish Economy

  • Fernando Casado Juan
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 125)


The current chapter on “Perception and reality of the Spanish economy” is a summary of the situation of the Spanish economy. The chapter starts with the positive evolution of the Spanish economy in recent years, which has seen annual GDP grow in excess of 3%. It analyses the main causes behind this, paying special attention to the strong performance of the External Sector in the current global economic context. At the same time, it analyses the key macroeconomic factors underpinning the Spanish economy, as well as developments in GDP, the public deficit, labour market, foreign investment, tourism, training, infrastructures and company size. The chapter closes by highlighting the importance that the digitalisation process will have in all areas of life, not only economic, but also across wider society. In summary, the chapter is not only useful for those interested in understanding the reality of the Spanish economy, but also for all those who want a primer on the issue.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fundación E.A.EBarcelonaSpain

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