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Indicateurs clés

Région
505,370 km2
Population
48,146,134 (July 2015 est.)
Type de gouvernement
parliamentary monarchy
Langues
Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, and Basque 2%
PIB
$1.615 trillion (2015 est.)
Taux de croissance
3.2% (2015 est.)
IHD
26
Capitale
Madrid

 

Introduction

Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe. Spain assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2015-16 term.

Source: The CIA World Factbook - Spain

 

Indicateurs macroéconomiques

The recovery is projected to continue in 2016 and 2017, although at a more moderate pace. Low borrowing rates for businesses and households will keep providing support. Some of the positive forces, including lower oil and other commodity prices and a mildly positive fiscal stimulus, will boost consumption in 2016 but then fade in 2017.

The return to a more neutral fiscal stance is welcome, but public debt remains high. To ensure that public debt is sustainable, the government should stick to its medium-term consolidation path. The unemployment rate and the share of long-term unemployed have fallen, but remain painfully high. More effective active labour market policies will be crucial to help the unemployed get back to work and to further reduce income inequality.

Spain has low productivity growth, hampering its ability to generate sustainable and inclusive growth. Recent structural reforms addressing fragmentation in product and service markets, simplifying business creation, and reforms of labour and financial markets have gone in the right direction. Increased competition, skills and innovation will also be needed to sustainably boost productivity and generate well-paying jobs.

Source: OECD - Economic Forecast

IMF Statistics:

Subject descriptor20142015201620172018
Gross domestic product, constant prices
Percent change
1.3583.2133.0562.1701.943
Gross domestic product, current prices
U.S. dollars (Billions)
1,383.5371,199.7151,252.1631,302.9501,348.509
Gross domestic product per capita, current prices
U.S. dollars (Units)
29,782.22225,843.09127,012.16128,147.77029,173.225
Inflation, average consumer prices
Percent change
-0.146-0.499-0.3241.0211.057
Volume of imports of goods and services
Percent change
6.3767.4776.1354.4464.250
Volume of exports of goods and services
Percent change
5.0555.4115.9164.4474.392
Unemployment rate
Percent of total labor force
24.44322.07519.39817.98516.954
Current account balance
U.S. dollars (Billions)
13.60116.70024.29022.52122.874
Current account balance
Percent of GDP
0.9831.3921.9401.7281.696
Colored cells are estimates

Source: IMF Statistics

 

Le Luxembourg et le pays

Existing conventions and agreements

Non double taxation agreement 

In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.

  • Convention from 3.6.1986 (Memorial 1987, A, p. 245 )
  • Effective as of 19.05.1987 (Memorial 1987, A, p. 729)
  • Protocol and Exchange of letters from 10.11.2009
  • Act rom 31.3.2010 (Memorial 2010, A, no. 51, p. 830 )
  • Effective as of 07.06.2010 (Memorial 2010, A, no. Of 89 8.6.2010, p. 1644)Annuler les modifications

Air Services agreement

  • Convention from 26.03.1962 (Memorial 1965, A, p. 294 )
  • Effective as of 06.02.1965 (Memorial 1965, A, p. 715)

Source: Administration des contributions directes

 

Plus d'informations

Foreign Trade

The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.

You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.

Contact points in Spain

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Spain

Ambassador:

Jean GRAFF
Calle Claudio Coello, 78
E-28001 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 4 35 91 64
Fax:  +34 91  5 77 48 26
Email: madrid.amb(at)mae.etat.lu 

Honorary consuls

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the provinces of Alicante, Valencia, Castellon de la Plana and Murcia:

Nicolás AYELA ORTIZ

Juan Bautista Lafora 3-4 º
E-03002 Alicante
Tel: + 34 96 520 53 33 / +34 96 520 87 51
Fax: +34 96 521 75 63
E-mail: consuladoluxemburgoalicante@gmail.com

Honorary Consul General with jurisdiction in the provinces of Barcelona, Gerona, Huesca, Lerida, Zaragoza, Tarragona and Teruel :

Blanca GALLUD FUSTER
Tuset 8-10
08006 Barcelona

Telf: +34 93 292 22 68
E-mail: bg@consulatbcn.lu
E-mail: info(at)consulatbcn.lu 

Gran Canaria Honorary Consul with jurisdiction oin all the archipelago of the Canary Islands:

Mr. Juan Andres MELIAN
C / Pintor Juan Guillermo, 10 - Local 1
35011 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel + 34 928495230
Fax + 34 928246429
E-mail: juan.melian(at)viajesinsular.es

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in provinces of Málaga, Jaen, Granada and Almeria:

René WAXWEILER
Calle Marin Garcia, 10-3 ° C
E-29005 Malaga
Tel: + 34 606 12 84 72
Fax: + +34 952 92 90 39
E-mail: consuladoluxemburgomalaga(at)gmail.com

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the Balearic Islands:

Joan M. Buades FELIU
Bufete Buades C / Jaume III, 4
E-07012 Palma de Mallorca
Tel: + 34 971 22 85 00
Fax: + +34 971 22 85 07
E-mail: consulat(at)bufetebuades.com

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction over Provinces of Seville, Cordoba, Cadiz and Huelva:

Jacqueline BRASSEUR

Calle Paraiso, 1 – 7°- 64
E-41010 Séville
Tel: + 34 95 42 84 821
Fax: + +34 95 42 84 821
E-mail: ajbrasseur(at)hotmail.com

Economic and Commercial Attachés (AWEX)

Economic and Commercial Attaché with jurisdiction in Autonomous communities of Aragon, Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands:

Eric SANTKIN 

Economic and Commercial Office Walloon
c / Pau Claris, 110.1 st
08009 Barcelona
Tel: 34-93-487.77.26
Fax: 34-93-488.05.66 
E-mail: barcelone@awex-wallonia.com

Economic and Commercial Attaché with jurisdiction in Asturias, Cantabria, Galicia, La Rioja, Navarre (Community), Basque Country:

Frederic BIAVA 
Parque tecnologico Kanala Bidea, edif. 103 2da planted
48170 Zamudio
Tel: 34-944-23 39 86
Fax: 34-944-23 38 18
E-mail: bilbao(at)awex-wallonia.com

Economic and Commercial Attaché:

Michel BRICTEUX 
Paseo de la Castellana, 18 to 6 °
28046 Madrid
Tel: 34-91-435.13.70
Fax: 34-91-435.13.78
E-mail: madrid(at)awex-wallonia.com

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg
Source: www.awex.be

Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Spain

Ducroire is the only credit insurer covering open account deals in over 200 countries. A rating on a scale from 1 to 7 shows the intensity of the political risk. Category 1 comprises countries with the lowest political risk and category 7 countries with the highest. Macroeconomics experts also assess the repayment climate for all buyers in a country.

Link:  Ducroire Office - Country Risk for Spain

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