The National Institute of Statistics have released their annual publication Spain in Figures.
The document is designed to give interested parties a general and updated perspective of Spain. This publication is informative and direct, and provides statistical information regarding Spain and its status in Europe.
Spain in Figures contains information relating to population, health care, employment, industry, energy and more and gives a great insight.
For those who don’t have time to read the complete report (58 pages) here are some points that I found interesting.
- In 2009 Spain produced 8% of the total air pollution in the EU. 25.7% of that was generated by transport.
- 2011 was the warmest year in Spain for 40 years with an average temperature of 16°C.
- In 2009 Spain generated 24.8 million tonnes of urban waste, 5.9% less than in 2008.
- On January 1st 2011, The population of Spain stood at 47.2 million.
- 12.2% of the population registered in Spain in 2011 was foreign, this figure reaching 5.7 million persons, 0.1% more than the previous year.
- 62,611 Spaniards moved abroad in 2011.
- In 2011 Spain received a total of 56.7 million international tourists, representing an interannual increase of 7.6%.
You can download the report in chapters, or in one document, from the INE website: Spain in Figures 2012