The Basque Country in figures

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24,2%

GDP from industry
(EU28:19.3%)

The Basque Country has a solid industrial base. Industry represents 24.2% of the GDP, making the region an attractive competitive hub which is strongly supportive of Industry 4.0.

BUSINESS
ACTIVITY

32.621

GDP per capita, 119 (EU28 = 100)

123,3

Productivity per worker (EU28 = 100)

30,5%

Exports in relation to GDP

1,82%

Research and development in relation to GDP
Euskadi dedicates a higher percentage of its GDP
to research and development than any other
autonomous community in Spain: 2.03%.

An innovation
hub

The European Commission has recognised Euskadi as being a highly innovative region within Europe.

ACADEMIC TRADITION

48,9%

of young people have
a higher education

4

universities
UPV/EHU
Mondragón Uniberstsitatea
Universidad de Deusto
Universidad de Navarra-Tecnun

Public University of the
Basque Country

UPV/EHU, the public university of the Basque Country, is made up of more than 50,000 people and is responsible for 65% of the research undertaken in Euskadi. The university has already produced a quarter of a million graduates in the most far-reaching areas of knowledge.

A REFERENCE IN DUAL TRAINING

The Professional Training provided by the Basque Country represents the EU's most important ‘trials bench’ for the introduction of learning in applied innovation.

Euskadi has the highest quality of life of any region of Spain

according to an OECD report which measured variables such as health, education, employment, income, security, the environment, civic participation, access to services and housing.