Sweden and Spain enjoy a strong bilateral relationship within trade and investment, share high and ambitious sustainability goals and have focused our respective recovery and resilience plans on the green transition.

2021 was a year still marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the arrival of the long-awaited vaccine led to a major improvement compared to 2020. The quick rollout of the national vaccination programme in Spain gave us all hopes for a brighter future and 2021 can now, in retrospect, be considered a good year in many aspects.

The Business Climate Survey for Spain 2021 reveals that Swedish companies in general viewed the business climate in 2021 as improved compared to 2020, with a more positive outlook on the future for their businesses.

In addition to the deepened collaboration between Spain and Sweden that we have observed during the last year, we are certain that the cooperation between the two countries will continue to grow in strength and importance for many years to come

Please download the report to fully overview the results with a detailed analysis. 

ABOUT THE SURVEY

The purpose of the survey has been to assess the performance of Swedish companies in Spain and as well as to provide an overview of some of the opportunities and challenges they face in the Spanish market. Comparing the results from previous business climate surveys also allows Team Sweden Spain to better understand how Swedish companies in Spain and the bilateral trade relations are developing.

Almost 200 Swedish companies out of the approximately 600 Swedish companies present on the Spanish market received the survey. 69 companies responded, which was conducted in March-April of 2022, thus yielding a response rate of around 35 per cent.

We would like to take the opportunity to extend our most sincere gratitude to the participating companies for the knowledge and insights that they have shared with us.