In 2017, the main economic indicators of non-financial sector registered positive evolutions compared to 2016, with the turnover, the GVA and the Gross Operating Surplus (GOS) increasing by 8.6%, 7.7% and 8.1% in nominal terms (2.7%, 6.0% and 8.4%, respectively, in 2016). Persons employed increased by 3.8% (3.5% in 2016). The enterprises under the legal form of companies showed higher increases in these indicators (respectively 8.8%, 8.0%, 8.9% and 4.9%).
The apparent labour productivity of non-financial companies increased by 2.8% to EUR 28 978.87 per each person employed. The GVA generated per company was EUR 217.0 thousand, 4.7% more than in the previous year. Each company generated an average of EUR 902.6 thousand of turnover, 5.5% more than in 2016.
By economic activity, the companies from Accommodation and food services sector stood out as the ones with the highest increases in 2017 in most of the economic indicators, showing increases of 16.5% in turnover and 20.4% in GVA (see the box).
In 2017, the companies with an exporting profile represented 32.4% of the GVA and 22.8% of the persons employed in the total of non-financial sector, 0.8 p.p. more and 0.1 p.p. less than in 2016, respectively.