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Extenda collaborates in the internationalisation of 1,400 Andalusian companies in one year with the Andalusia Network

August 13, 2021
Extenda collaborates in the internationalisation of 1,400 Andalusian companies in one year with the Andalusia Network

Extenda has achieved its annual objective of bringing internationalisation closer to 1,400 Andalusian companies with its Red Andalucía programme, a project launched in the summer of last year to identify new export potential to increase Andalusia’s export base. In addition, the Chambers of Commerce of the different Andalusian provinces have collaborated in this work.

The specialised technical team of the Andalusia Network is developing an action plan in each of the eight provinces, to identify and contact as many Andalusian companies as possible with the interest and potential to join the internationalisation process and become regular exporters. Throughout these months, the network has drawn up a map of the export potential of Andalusia and each of its provinces, analysing their productive sectors, number, and profile of companies or business clusters and defining a general strategy to promote their internationalisation.

The Extenda agency has worked on a double scale: on the one hand, through collaboration formulas with business associations and other public and private groups focused on promoting business internationalisation. On the other, visits to the companies identified, to offer them individualised advice to establish their options for foreign markets in an orderly and planned manner.

According to Extenda data, Andalusia is one of the most exporting communities in Spain, despite the economic paralysis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as in 2020 Andalusia’s exports reached almost 28,000 million euros. Moreover, there are practically the same number of regular exporting companies (those operating for four years or more) as in 2019, 5,776 companies (-0.6%), the second-best figure ever. Their most important destination was the European Union and its member countries, as well as the markets of the United Kingdom, the United States, China, and Morocco, which contribute to the diversification of Andalusia’s foreign sales.

The specialised technical team of the Andalusia Network is developing an action plan in each of the eight provinces, to identify and contact as many Andalusian companies as possible with the interest and potential to join the internationalisation process and become regular exporters. Throughout these months, the network has drawn up a map of the export potential of Andalusia and each of its provinces, analysing their productive sectors, number, and profile of companies or business clusters and defining a general strategy to promote their internationalisation.

The Extenda agency has worked on a double scale: on the one hand, through collaboration formulas with business associations and other public and private groups focused on promoting business internationalisation. On the other, visits to the companies identified, to offer them individualised advice to establish their options for foreign markets in an orderly and planned manner.

According to Extenda data, Andalusia is one of the most exporting communities in Spain, despite the economic paralysis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as in 2020 Andalusia’s exports reached almost 28,000 million euros. Moreover, there are practically the same number of regular exporting companies (those operating for four years or more) as in 2019, 5,776 companies (-0.6%), the second-best figure ever. Their most important destination was the European Union and its member countries, as well as the markets of the United Kingdom, the United States, China, and Morocco, which contribute to the diversification of Andalusia’s foreign sales.