What industries do we work in?
At Dos Aguas consulting we help you start up or expand your business in Spain in a great variety of industries. Find out more about the main industries here:
Spain is the second largest country in the EU in terms of agricultural area used (13.3% of the total) and the leading producer of live weight, which represents 22.4% of the total of the EU. In addition, new opportunities in organic agriculture are arising. In 2016, 2,018,802 hectares of land were dedicated to organic farming, which is 8.5% more than in 2015. Ecological transformers have also experienced a boost in recent years, with the number of new companies in the sector increasing by 9.4%, reaching the figure of 3,082 companies in 2016. Dos Aguas participates actively in the networking of a sector that continues to grow strongly in Spain, driven by a significant increase in consumer demand.
Sales in the durable consumption goods sector grew in most of the world's markets in 2016. However, the consumer goods market is facing a series of challenges, amongst others digital transformation. In Spain, factors such as the growth of GDP, the rise in private consumption, the increase of consumer confidence, the low inflation, and a greater availability of consumer credit have boosted sales. At Dos Aguas we take care of the requirements, certifications, logistical issues and work and environmental standards, safety, etc. Contact us and learn how Dos Aguas can help you introduce your company's products into the Spanish market.
The health sector is a powerful, leading, modern industry with optimal export quotas. In fact, exports linked to the health technology market amounted to 2,448 million euros in 2016. In addition, the health sector represents around 10% of the Spanish GDP. Each year, public spending increases as a consequence of the boost in the service portfolio and the aging of the population. According to the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security, the number of companies in the healthcare industry has risen to 50,159 in 2017. Likewise, the number of foreign workers in the Spanish healthcare industry has also increased, becoming 59,343 foreign employees in December 2017, which represents 11.3% more than the previous year. At Dos Aguas, we contact the various public administrations to facilitate the entry of your product into the Spanish market.
Spain has a large number of companies and leading professionals in technological areas such as infrastructure development, communications technologies, environmental- and energy engineering, aeronautical engineering, etc. According to data from the Spanish National Institute of Statistics, the turnover of the total of high-tech companies in 2015 was 241,838 million euros. Likewise, exports of high technology products amounted to 13,819 million euros, which equals a growth of 10.2% compared to the previous year. The export sector has increased its impact on the GDP to 33%, and 55% of Spanish export falls within the medium-high or high technology segment. At Dos Aguas we develop solutions to meet the needs of your company. We provide you with experts to help you build your new projects in Spain.
Spain is one of the largest infrastructure providers worldwide. The contracts of national engineering and infrastructure companies abroad exceed 75,000 million euros - almost 90% of their total portfolio. The international contracts obtained by Spanish companies between 2013 and 2016 increased by 43.8%. Almost 40% of the main transport concessions in the world are managed by Spanish companies, in particular management of air, port, land, and rail transport infrastructure. The experience of Spanish companies in major projects at a national and international level makes them attractive for collaborations. The consultants of Dos Aguas will help you find your perfect partner to collaborate with the Spanish know-how.
Media & Entertainment
The media and entertainment sector in Spain has been consolidated in recent years with notable growth rates. The future is awaited with optimism and it is believed that this will become a leading and dynamic industry. Spain has one of the highest usage of smartphones in Europe. Currently, 81% of Spaniards use a smartphone, making it a place with great potential in this sector. We are facing a very diverse market, where there are companies with different profiles and focuses: television, advertising, music, videogames, radio, cinema, books, magazines and newspapers. At Dos Aguas we advise our clients on the trends of the sector in Spain, as well as make personalized recommendations according to the needs of each client.
The pharmaceutical sector is responsible for 21% of industrial R&D in Spain, producing more than 15,000 million euros a year. At the same time the pharma industry produces 24% of overall high technology, and leads export rankings with 27% of all the high technology. In 2016, 1,085 million euros were invested, half of which corresponded to collaboration projects with hospitals and public and private research centers. Biotechnology companies stand out within the sector, comprising an exciting industry full of potential for the future. Furthermore, in recent years an extraordinary effort has been made to level Spain with the most powerful countries in terms of scientific development. However, the Spanish pharmaceutical industry is strongly regulated and connected to different public administrations. At Dos Aguas we help you overcome these obstacles and facilitate your entry into the Spanish market.
The public sector in Spain stands out for its duality: on one hand the central government, and on the other the regional governments. The gross added value of the Spanish Administration (the services generated by this area for the overall economy), represented 13.8% of the country's GDP at the beginning of the decade. Public tenders are used for the supply of products and the provision of services. The bids are published in the Platform for Public Sector Contracting, however, each Autonomous Community has its own platform. At Dos Aguas we help you identify those opportunities that are of interest to your company, as well as their presentation and preparation, both nationally and regionally.
The 2016 sales annual balance has grown in each region by 3.7% on average compared to the previous year. In addition, electronic commerce keeps growing in a sustainable way and the last turnover was above 1,500 million euros. Special mention must be made of the textile sector for being on the number one sales position in the retail industry. However, in order to introduce products in the Spanish market, a series of technical and legal requirements must be met. Our consultants and legal advisors will provide you with all the information and assistance in this regard, as well as help you meet the expectations of the Spanish customers and consumers.
According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the market for information and communication technologies in Spain is competitive and well developed. The number of mobile and fixed services is high, as well as the development of mobile broadband, allowing a complete 3G and 4G coverage. The Spanish Digital Agenda also includes strategies for the deployment of high-speed networks with a better use of infrastructures, promoting cooperation between public and private entities. According to data from the National Observatory of Telecommunications and the Information Society (ONTSI, December 2017), the number of companies in this sector has continuously grown since 2013, reaching 23,427 companies in 2016. There is a similar tendency in the number of employed people in the sector, which was 367,906 in 2016. Regarding the turnover, the positive trend began in 2014, reaching 88,334 million euros in 2016. We are facing a growing sector with many opportunities derived from government support and the Spanish business ecosystem. At Dos Aguas Consulting we elaborate a customized action plan for your company, involving all the necessary elements to achieve your success in Spain.
Tourism is the first and biggest industry in Spain. In 2016, 75,6 million tourists visited Spain, which is 10.3% more than the previous year. Data from the Tourism Expenditure Survey calculated the expenditure in 2016 to be 77,625 million euros, which is 9.0% more than in 2015. Almost a third of the expenditure goes to the Canary Islands (32.8%), followed by Catalonia (20.9%) and Andalusia (14.3%). According to the Tourism Satellite Account in Spain, these data represented 11.1% of the Spanish GDP in 2015 and generated 2,5 million jobs, representing 13% of the total employment. These data make Spain a particularly interesting country for the tourism industry. However, one of the main obstacles when starting a business in this sector in the country is comprised by the different rules and acts surrounding the industry. In the absence of a state law to regulate the promotion and management of tourism, the regulation is in charge of the regional regulations. At Dos Aguas we help you to collect all the state and regional regulations, as well as to comply with their demands.