Spain is among the first ten markets in terms of number of active companies with about 3.442.000 companies.
During last year, the Spanish economy has grown up to 2,5%, reaching for the fifth consecutive year a large economic growth and by far the fastest growth rate of all the big Eurozone economies.
From this graphic we can see the importance of the Construction sector that represents the 17,06% of all the national market.
In the second place we find on an equal footing the Wholesale Trade and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sectors with a percentage of 12,44%, and in the third place there is the Retail Trade sector with the 10,15% of the market.
The Construction sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects. Establishments primarily engaged in the preparation of sites for new construction and establishments primarily engaged in subdividing land for sale as building sites also are included in this sector. Construction work done may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs.
The Wholesale Trade sector comprises establishments engaged in wholesaling merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. The merchandise described in this sector includes the outputs of agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and certain information industries, such as publishing.
The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sector comprises establishments that specialize in performing professional, scientific, and technical activities for others. These activities require a high degree of expertise and training. The establishments in this sector specialize according to expertise and provide these services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households.
The Retail Trade sector comprises establishments engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. The retailing process is the final step in the distribution of merchandise; retailers are, therefore, organized to sell merchandise in small quantities to the general public. This sector comprises two main types of retailers: store and nonstore retailers.
In view of the above, the growth of the Spanish economy is an important aspect for the creation of business opportunities, and investing in this emerging market could be interesting for companies that want to grow and get in touch with new European market.