Spain 2020

In this challenging time for Spain and the world at large, we want to remind readers of the fundamental economic dynamics of the country in order to better assess its business environment.

This publication is unique in that it provides a holistic and multisectoral view of development at a point of much political uncertainty, all amidst notable efforts to become a leader of Industry 4.0 in the European bloc. With information straight from the mouths of leaders and decision makers across the economy, it is a comprehensive guide to investment throughout the diverse and industrially-rich regions of Spain.

The Business Year's country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 179-page publication covers finance, green economy, energy, industry, IT and telecoms, transport, real estate, construction, agriculture, education, health, tourism, and retail. The publication features dozens of interviews, including:


  • Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President, United Nations General Assembly
  • María Jesús Fernández, Executive Director, Invest in Spain (ICEX)
  • Fernando Salazar, Chairman & CEO, CESCE
  • Teresa Ribera, Minister for the Ecological Transition
  • Damià Calvet i Valera, Minister of Territory and Sustainability, Government of Catalonia
  • Reyes Maroto, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Tourism
  • Jaime Huidobro, General Manager, Epiroc Spain
  • Tony Jin Yong, CEO, Huawei Spain
  • José Luis Ábalos, Minister of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda
  • Pedro Saura García, Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport, and Housing
  • Antonio Martín Jiménez, President, Grupo Avintia
  • Tomás Pascual Gómez-Cuétara, President, Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB)
  • Ramon Sentmartí, Director, Prodeca
  • María Isabel Celaá Diéguez, Minister of Education and Vocational Training
  • Franz Heukamp, Dean, IESE Business School
  • Isabel María Oliver Sagreras, Secretary of State for Tourism & President of Turespaña
  • Eduardo López-Puertas Bitaubé, General Manager, IFEMA

The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:


  • Latam connections
  • Minimum wage debate
  • Banking sector restructuring
  • Solar energy
  • Industry 4.0
  • Mobile Congress 2019
  • Port of Valencia
  • Construction material prices
  • Olive oil industry
  • Higher education
  • Life expectancy rates
  • Tourist arrivals
  • E-commerce