APPENDIX B: The Database of the Catalana Region

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The models database has been extended so as to include the Catalonia region as a separate entity. For this purpose, detailed base year data have been collected and reconcilliated. These data mainly refer to: i) Social Accounting Matrix, ii) Active population, labour force, participation rate, unemployment rate iii) Consumption by purpose and iv) bilateral trade. The main provider for Catalan base year statistics has been the statistical institute for Catalonia (IDESCAT). The IO table built for Catalonia was subtracted from the respective IO table of Spain. Below the final data used in the model are presented in tabular format.