Textiles and apparel, food and beverages, metals, chemicals, and shipbuilding are Spain’s top five industries in terms of yearly output. Tourism also contributes significantly to the country’s economy.
The tourism industry in Spain is the second largest in the world. When domestic tourism is included, it contributes for around 11 percent of the country’s gross domestic product and employs approximately 2 million people.
Inditex is one of the largest textile firms in the world and is comprised of nearly a hundred smaller companies involved in all facets of apparel production and sale. Additionally, Spain exports an abundance of textile machinery. Spain is home to six of the ten top international infrastructure and transport construction corporations. Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles is one of the major makers of railroad equipment and vehicles in the world.
Additionally, Spain’s automotive industry is one of the world’s top 10 car manufacturers. The largest of these enterprises is SEAT, but several foreign manufacturers, including Ford, Nissan, and Renault, also operate factories in the country.
Repsol is a significant energy firm with a headquarters in Madrid and over 24,000 employees in Spain.
Clay and refractory goods, machine tools, and medical equipment are three more businesses with substantial production in the country.