In 2017, Scotland sold £850 million worth of exports to Spain. This is 2.6% of Scotland’s total international exports. Between 2013 and 2017, Scottish exports to Spain decreased by an average of 2.4% each year.

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The benefits of selling to Spain

The World Bank rates Spain as the 30th easiest country in the world to do business with.

Spain’s a good place to export to because it:

  • has good transportation links
  • good information communication technology (ICT) networks

It’s also a good place for Scottish businesses to export to because:

  • English is spoken in business there
  • UK brands are trusted there

What we could sell more of

A Trading Nation uses evidence to work out what Scotland could sell more of.

In Spain, the key sectors where Scotland could sell more are:

An infographic of top opportunities in Spain

Help with exporting in Spain

Scottish Development International offices

Scottish Development International have an office in Barcelona and Madrid. They have 2 members of staff focussed on:

  • industries that produce consumer goods
  • science and technology


The GlobalScot network has 5 experts in Spain covering:

  • energy
  • financial services
  • technology sectors

We’re going to expand the GlobalScot network in Spain.

Department for International Trade

You can contact the Department for International Trade team in Spain to find opportunities for doing business there.

Chamber of Commerce

The British Chamber of Commerce in Spain can offer members:

  • business support
  • advice
  • introductions

They have offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Andalucía.

You can find more help with exporting.

You can also find more information on exporting to Spain in A Trading Nation.