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Does the sun always shine on the Spanish market?

Spain is the fourth-largest economy in the European Union, and with a population of almost 47 million it’s also one of the biggest consumer markets. Our two nations have a strong trading relationship and there is a demand for UK goods and services.

As the UK’s seventh largest trading partner, government data recorded total UK exports to Spain amounted to £18.1 billion in the year ended June 2019 – an increase of 1.4% when compared to the previous year. Top goods exported to Spain included cars, medicinal and pharmaceutical products and mechanical power generators.

Spain’s e-commerce market is growing, with 28.3 million users in 2020 – an increase of 3.7% year-on-year.

The e-commerce market is expected to continue to grow, resulting in a projected market volume of US$25,824m by 2024. The largest segment is fashion with a projected market volume of US$5,245m in 2020.

Spain ranks 30th in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report and consumers’ familiarity with British products, as well as efficient transport systems and access to Latin America, are just some of the country’s benefits for British exporters.

Read on to find out more about the opportunities for your business in Spain.

COUNTRY PROFILE

Population: 46.57 million

Currency: Euro

Business languages: Spanish

Ease of Doing Business: Ranked 30 out of 190

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE

SPANIARDS PERCEIVE YOUR APPEARANCE AS AN INDICATION OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL STATUS; TRY TO BE STYLISH YET CONSERVATIVE

EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK BUSINESSES

Take a look at the top five categories that Spain imports.

DID YOU KNOW?

Spain has a high life expectancy of 83 years.

62.1% of Spain’s imports in 2019 were from fellow European countries.

More than 18 million British tourists visit Spain every year.

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Trading rules from outside the EU

If you are shipping to Spain from outside the EU or want to check if restrictions apply to your goods, view the current customs regulations for Spain.

Customs for Spain

Get your business ready to export to the EU after Brexit

Have you made sure that you’re able to send goods from the UK to the EU after Brexit?

Put yourself in a secure position and follow our Brexit checklist to prepare for the likely introduction of customs procedures in 2021.

Looking to calculate customs and taxes?

For an estimate of taxes, duties and customs fees, you can use our free DHL Express Automation Service (TAS) Tool.

TAS Tool

ORGANISATIONS THAT CAN HELP

Every business needs some advice on how to make the most of international opportunities. These great organisations can help.

British Chambers of Commerce

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

The BCC is an independent business network with accredited Chambers in every nation and region of the UK, and in key markets around the world.

The BCC is central to supporting the UK export market. They connect UK businesses with International Chambers of Commerce, providing UK exporters with connections in new markets and creating vital documentation, including letters of credit, ATA Carnets and Certificates of Origin.

Find your local Chambers
Department for International Trade

Department for International Trade (DIT)

DIT is the government’s central organisation to support export businesses. DIT promotes British trade across the world and helps UK based businesses take advantage of the opportunities presented by international markets.

DIT offers a number of programmes and initiatives to advise and support UK businesses on how to grow internationally. Look up commodity codes, duty and VAT rates using the DIT’s trade tariff checker service.

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Do you have any questions?

If you need help or support on trading with Spain, help is available. If you already have an account – speak to your Account Manager for more information alternatively;

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Call 01332 828402for DHL’s Small Business Export Advisors or email gettingstarted@dhl.com

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