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Tourism Satellite Account of Spain. Year 2020

Tourism activity reached 61,406 million euros in 2020, 5.5% of GDP, almost seven points less than in 2019. The branches concerning tourism maintained 2.23 million jobs with the help of ERTE, 11.8% of the total employment.

Contribution of tourism to the Spanish economy - Year 2020
Indicator Note Value Porcentaje sobre el total
Contribution to GDP (millions of euros) 61,406 5.5
Contribution to total employment (millions of jobs) 2.23 11.8
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Year 2020 Published: 04/01/2022
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The Spanish Tourism Satellite Account (STSA) is a summary statistic composed of a set of accounts and tables, based on the methodological principles of national accounts and presenting the different economic parameters of tourism in Spain, for a given reference date. The current base is 2010.

It essentially consists of three types of components:

  • - Supply accounts and tables, in which an attempt is made to characterise the production and cost structures of tourism companies.
  • - Demand tables which intend to characterise, from an economic point of view, the different types of tourists, national tourism compared with international, the types of goods and services demanded, etc.
  • - Tables that interrelate supply and demand, which facilitates obtaining some integrated measurements of the contribution of tourism to the economy via variables such as GDP, production or employment.