Barcelona: The Med's Maritime Hub
Since the Olympic games, Barcelona's port has seen a surge in cruise passengers and a boom in cargo traffic. In recent years, exports have taken off.

(t) = tones
  • Cruise
  • Exports (t)
  • Imports (t)
  • Total (t)
Venture Capital (in millions)
Barcelona has been catching up with its European startup competitors in recent years.
Barcelona (Catalonia)
Madrid (C.A.)
París (Ile de France)
London & South East
Barcelona Port Exports
As Spanish exports have exploded in recent years, the city's port has led the way.
(in millon of eur.)
ICT Sector
Barcelona's tech industry is growing, both in startups and knowledge workers.
  • # of businesses
  • Self-employed
  • Employees
Source for Port Data:
Port de Barcelona & ICEX

Sources for VC Graf:
Madrid and Catalonia: Asociación Española de Entidades de Capital Riesgo (ASCRI).
France: Association Francaise des Investisseurs pour la Croissance (AFIC).
UK: British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA).