At a Glance


Spain’s 194,884 square miles (504,750 square kilometers) are home to 46.7 million people (2011 estimate), including a workforce of 22.96 million (2010 estimate). Services employ 71.7% of the population, followed by industry (24%) and agriculture (4.2%). The unemployment rate was 20% in 2010.

Financial Facts

  • Estimated GDP (2010) of US$1.37 trillion or US$29,400 per capita
  • GDP contracted by 0.1% 2009-2010
  • Services account for 71.6% of GDP
  • Industry generates 25.5% of GDP. Among Spain’s major industries are textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufacture, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment.
  • Agriculture generates 2.9% of GDP