Barcelona data Exchange
Barcelona data Exchange

Municipal Data

The Municipal Data Office (OMD) is responsible for the management, quality, governance, analysis and dissemination of Barcelona City Council and all its associated entities data. At the same time, it works to publish high frequency data, which allow the development of public policies based on evidence, the evaluation of municipal actions and, the use of these data, by other institutions, companies and Barcelona citizens.

  • Statistical Advance

    The number of tourists staying in hotel establishments during September is above 710,000, 72% more than a year ago. The number of overnight stays is close to two million and the average stay is 2.6 nights.

     

    Despite the enormous uncertainty derived from the economic impact of the war in Ukraine and the general rise in prices, the data reveals that Barcelona maintains its tourist attraction. The United States is the first source market, followed by the United Kingdom, France and Germany, each with more than 40,000 visitors. Find all the available data here.

  • Economic analysis

    During the third quarter of 2022, private consumption in Barcelona was 26% higher than in the third quarter of 2021 and was 18.5% higher than the value for the same quarter of 2019 (pre-pandemic).

    The rate of growth in spending has slowed compared to previous quarters (+36.6% and +34.7% in the first and second quarters, respectively).

    During the first months of the year, notable year-on-year increases in spending were recorded, favored by the good performance of the economy and major trade fair events which took place in the city. Still, as uncertainty about the impact of the Ukraine war on the economy increases and inflationary pressures remain, spending paces have moderated. Find here all the information.

     

  • Dissemination: Congresses Participation

    The Department of Analysis of the Municipal Data Office participates in the XLVII Conference on Regional Science of the Spanish Association of Regional Science, which is held in Granada from October 19 to 21.

     

    Two works will be presented at these conferences: a recent product of the Analysis Department, Barcelona's Quarterly Income, and a proposal for an Urban Life Quality Index, which has been developed through a collaboration agreement between the City Council, the Institute of Studies Regional and Metropolitan (UAB) and the INE. Conference Program.