Industrial turnover in Andalusia rises 31.2% year-on-year in September

Industrial turnover in Andalusia rises 31.2% year-on-year in September

November 28, 2021

The Industrial Turnover Index (ITI) in Andalusia increased by 31.2% year-on-year in September, 1.1 points more than in the previous month and more than double that at the national level (12.5%), making a total of seven consecutive months of increase. This is the result of the ‘Weekly Economic Observatory of the Andalusian Regional Government’ presented […]

 The Andalusian town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda is chosen as Spanish Capital of Gastronomy

The Andalusian town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda is chosen as Spanish Capital of Gastronomy

November 20, 2021

Sanlúcar de Barrameda has been elected Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2022. The Andalusian town will hold the title of the largest gastronomic promotion platform in the country. The award is part of the programme of commemorative actions for the 5th Centenary of the First Round the World Voyage by Magellan and Elcano. The public support, […]

 Andalusia already exceeds pre-pandemic figures in exports

Andalusia already exceeds pre-pandemic figures in exports

October 30, 2021

Exports from Andalusia recorded a 39% growth in August, the highest ever for an August month, reaching 2,391 million euros, which is the second-best figure in the historical series (1995) for this month. These data provided by Extenda consolidate the reactivation of Andalusia’s foreign trade throughout this year, which has already accumulated sales of 22,093 million in the first eight months, surpassing even the figures recorded before the pandemic (21,833 million in January-August 2019) and reaching a growth of 20.2% over January-August 2020.

 Andalusia has 189 entities with research activity and capacity in AI

Andalusia has 189 entities with research activity and capacity in AI

October 30, 2021

The Regional Ministry of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities has identified up to 189 entities with activity and research capacity in Artificial Intelligence (AI), of which 110 are companies, 56 belong to the Andalusian knowledge system and 23 are scientific and technological infrastructures. This is the result of the report ‘Identification of Andalusian capabilities in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI)’, promoted by the Regional Government and in which the Andalusian Technological Corporation and the Andalusian Institute for Research in Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI) have participated.

 Extenda Global will take place on 17 and 18 November in Seville

Extenda Global will take place on 17 and 18 November in Seville

October 14, 2021

Extenda Global 2021, the annual event that brings together Andalusia’s foreign sector, will once again be held in person on 17 and 18 November at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Sevilla (Fibes). The event, which is the largest international trade meeting held in Andalusia, has today opened its registration period through the web portal www.extendaglobal.es, where companies can also formalise their requests for B2B meetings with representatives of the 62 countries they are interested in, of the 62 in which the Extenda External Network provides services.

 More than 40 Andalusian startups break records participating in the 9th edition of the South Summit forum on digital entrepreneurship

More than 40 Andalusian startups break records participating in the 9th edition of the South Summit forum on digital entrepreneurship

The presence of Andalusian startups seeking business opportunities at the ‘South Summit’ continues to grow and this year reached its record participation. More than 40 startups, most of them supported by the Junta de Andalucía, have gathered in Madrid, between 5 and 7 October, in the ninth edition of the national event of reference in the digital entrepreneurship ecosystem.

 The Andalusian agrifood sector grows by 7.3% and breaks export records

The Andalusian agrifood sector grows by 7.3% and breaks export records

September 23, 2021

Andalusia’s agri-food exports reached 7,756 million euros in the first seven months of 2021, its best historical record for a January-July period since comparable data has been available (1995), thanks to year-on-year growth of 7.3%. This is a strategic sector, which will contribute more than 5,000 million euros of the positive foreign trade balance to the regional economy in 2021. This significant increase is due to the remarkable activity of the Andalusian agro-industry, which is growing not only in sales but also with a strong increase in the number of exporting companies, up 19.8% year-on-year to 3,522, according to Extenda data.

 Cadiz’s gourmet industry positioned in the UK thanks to Extenda

Cadiz’s gourmet industry positioned in the UK thanks to Extenda

September 16, 2021

The public agency Extenda has organised the participation of seven firms from the Andalusian province of Cádiz in the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, the most important gourmet food fair in the UK, which is held every year at the Olympia London centre. In its 21st edition, following the suspension of the event in 2020 […]

 Retail sales also grow in Andalusia

Retail sales also grow in Andalusia

September 9, 2021

The retail trade sales index grew at current prices in July by 6.2% year-on-year in Andalusia, more than one point above the previous month. This is the result of the ‘Weekly Economic Observatory of the Andalusian Regional Government’ presented by the Regional Ministry of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge, and Universities to the Governing Council.

 Andalusia further simplifies bureaucracy to attract investment

Andalusia further simplifies bureaucracy to attract investment

September 2, 2021

The president of the Government of Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, has announced that his government will take a new administrative simplification package to the Andalusian parliament in the session that is beginning, which, together with those already underway, will continue to reduce obstacles for all those investors who want to produce and create jobs in the autonomous region. “The Andalusian Administration has an excessive bureaucratic burden that limits, prevents, and delays many investments and projects. We must make an enormous effort to remove these obstacles,” he said.