The improved condence of consumers and businesses gave the market sufcient dynamism to make 2015 the year with the highest GDP growth since 2007. Last year closed with annual growth in GDP of 3.2% (0.8% in the last quarter of the year, according to the Bank of Spain). This increase in GDP, which in 2014 stood at 1.4%, is mainly due to the growth in private demand. 2015 saw the largest decline in the employment rate, reaching its lowest level in 5 years with sseasonally adjusted employment growing by about 150,000 people. The services sector led the increase with 54,900 new workers. In percentage terms, the unemployment rate dropped 0.3 points in the last quarter to 20.9 %.
Source : BNP Paribas Real Estate