Spain

In-depth country-focused analysis on Spain's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Spain's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Spain, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Spain's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Spain before your competitors.

Spain Country Risk

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Core Views Spain's economy will return to growth in 2014, due to steady export growth and the progress made on corporate deleveraging. However, a more balanced recovery will be restricted by...

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Spain Industry Coverage (15)

Agribusiness

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BMI View:   As we enter a crucial time of year for field crops, the outlook is generally positive thanks to above-average rainfall earlier in the year and warm April and May weather. We are not...

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Autos

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BMI forecasts an 11.9% increase in vehicle sales in 2014. This comes from an expected 9% increase in the passenger car segment and 29.3% rise in commercial vehicle (CV) sales. BMI forecast 9% growth...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View:   In our view, Spain faces low security risks in terms of international conflict, interstate conflict and criminal activity. The country's high scores in our security risk ratings are...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: Although we expect inflationary pressures to remain subdued in Spain over the next few months, we do not expect the country to enter a prolonged and potentially damaging period of...

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Freight Transport

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BMI View: We believe that the Spanish economy will return to growth in 2014, although its medium and long-term outlooks remain bleak. We estimate real GDP to have contracted by 1.7% in 2013, and...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Spanish medical device market ranks fif th in Western Europe (WE) but per capita expenditure is low by WE standards. Most of the market is accountable to the...

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Metals

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BMI View: The outlook for Spain's metals sector is steadily improving once more. After three years of consecutive contraction in both domestic steel consumption and production, BMI is...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View:   Although current domestic production of oil and gas is negligible, with imports meeting around 98% of current demand, we are witnessing a gradual but notable uptick in investment...

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Petrochemicals

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The Spanish petrochemicals industry is witnessing strengthening growth following a period of a sharp and prolonged downturn. Strong export growth will be key to the revival of the sector, but the...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The weakened Spanish economy and the government's ongoing multi-faceted strategy to contai n expenditure on prescription medicines by targeting patients, companies and the overall...

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Power

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BMI View:   Spain's electricity market is struggling in the face of an unclear regulatory environment and a sluggish economy. Keen to cut costs, the government wants to reduce renewable energy...

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Renewables

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BMI View: Growth in Spain's renewables industry will moderate significantly over our ten-year forecast period, despite the well-established nature of the sector and the already high contribution...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: The trend towards consolidation continues apace in Spain, with Telefónica closing a deal for Digital+, following Vodafone's acquisition of Ono and rumours surrounding Jazztel...

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Water

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BMI View: Spain's w ater s ector is highly developed.   Water supply networks and sanitation are of a high quality due to the application of advanced technology , and water tariffs are some...

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