The AMB is the core of economic activity in the region of Barcelona, as well as of Catalonia.
The AMB concentrates 50.9 % of production (GDP) and workers of Catalonia.
Source: IERMB, based on Idescat and INE
Workers affiliated to Social Security
Source: IERMB, based on State Secretary for the Social Security
In 2014 the AMB registered 229,925 unemployed,
representing 40 % of the registered unemployed in Catalonia.
Source: IERMB, based on State Employment Service
Patents and utility models, % in Catalonia, 2005-2011
The AMB also concentrates much of the innovation taking place in Catalonia.
Specifically, 47% of patents of Catalonia are registered at the AMB.
(In % of the total amount in Catalonia, accumulated 2005-2012)
Source: IERMB, based on OEPM (Spanish Patent and Trademark Office)
Annual average net income per household and per capita
In 2011, the AMB population had an annual average net income per household and per capita of 28,900 euros and 11,190 euros respectively, values higher than those registered in the rest of the province and in Catalonia.