The audiovisual sector can be divided into two three areas: audiovisual entertainment; corporate communication, advertising and events; and media companies. The audiovisual entertainment leads in terms of aggregate turnover, while the communication, advertising and events area leads as regards the number of companies.
Turnover from the Catalan audiovisual sector amounts to €7,077 million, showing a 5.6% increase compared to the previous year. There are 3,695 companies in the sector, most of them being small or medium-sized entreprises with a turnover of less than €50 million.
The audiovisual in Catalonia accounts for 2.9% of the total GDP and employs 32,578 professionals.
Foreign investment to Barcelona-Catalonia
In the 2018-2022 period, Catalonia attracted 566.2M€ in foreign audiovisual sector investment, almost 20% more than the previous five-year period. In total, during this period, 84 projects were recorded (+52.7%) which have resulted in the creation of almost 5,000 new jobs (an increase of 100%).
The main countries of origin of these investments are the United States, the United Kingdom and France.
The number of projects in 2022 (up to November) comes to 21, a year-on-year increase of 23.5% compared to the same period in 2021.