Aragón’s Logistics Sector Accounts For 5.5% The Region’s GDP

5 December 2016 – Inmodiario

So far during this legislature, the Government of Aragón has sold 500,000 m2 of land for logistics activities. The sector now employs around 40,000 people and accounts for 5.5% of the region’s GDP.

These figures were presented by the President of Aragón, Javier Lambán, during the VII Convention of ADEA-Aragón Directors. The forum noted that the Logistics Platform in Zaragoza is the largest in Spain and the fifth-largest in Europe and that the change in strategy adopted during this legislature is already generating results.

The new strategy is based on the creation of a new single brand “Aragón Logística”, involving the harmonisation of the supply of land from the various logistics platforms, which already account for 38% of Spain’s logistics space. It is also looking to consolidate Aragón’s relationships with all of its potential partners in the sector, which has resulted in improvements in the relationships with Cataluña, Navarra and Valencia.

On this basis, Aragón looks set to exceed all of its prior year export figures in 2016. During the first nine months of this year, Aragón exported goods with a value of €18,905 million to 164 countries, up by 2.1% compared with 2015 and up by almost 50% compared with ten years ago.

In terms of transport routes, 62% of goods were distributed by road, 16% by sea, 12% by rail and 10% by air. Aragón’s main clients include France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, as well as China and the USA.

The President of the region is committed to diversifying the economy, and examples are already in place, with logistics clusters involving a large variety of transport companies, distribution centres and value added activities. (…).

Original story: Inmodiario

Translation: Carmel Drake