Andalusia’s exports are expected to reach € 45,000m by 2027
LA Junta de Andalucia has launched a plan to increase the region’s international exports by 65% over the next seven years.
The plan could see Andalusia’s exports reach 45,000 million euros by 2027, increasing the number of jobs available locally and improving the economy.
Andalusia’s Board of Directors approved the measures this week, agreeing to invest € 618 million in the plan to strengthen the region’s tourism, food and tech sectors and improve exports.
The council says that this decision will increase the number of Andalusian companies doing international trade by 32% compared to the 5,576 that currently export abroad and generate 460,000 jobs, 38% more than the nearly 332,000 currently in the area.
The plan includes 19 measures to boost Andalusia’s exports, including business training with the aim of strengthening the region’s economy.
Speaking about the plan, Junta de Andalucia spokesman Elias Bendodo said: “We want to take another leap forward in foreign trade and become a highway for investments.
The politician added that the ultimate objective is “to increase the weight of exports in the regional GDP and to create wealth and jobs in Andalusia”.
He said: “Andalusia has managed to dominate the number of freelancers in Spain and we will follow the same strategy with exports. We are already leading in certain sectors and we will continue to work in this direction. “
The news comes after Andalusia’s economy was hit by the pandemic last year, with tourism figures falling and experts warning vaccine passports were needed to lure tourists to regions like the Costa del Sol.
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