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THE OBSERVATORY
BY Xavier Güell Ferrer. EDITOR OF "BARCELONA ECONOMIA".

From the present issue on, our magazine will open with a review of the economic situation in Barcelona and its Metropolitan Area, a region that generates more than 70 per cent of Catalonia's gross product. Urban vitality, with all its bright and dark spots, will be periodically reflected in those pages that will offer updated analysis of the most significant economic indicators.
The fact that the current year's economic growth estimate had to be revised downward in leading European countries, Spain included, as well as in the United States, has somehow tarnished the last months of a year that has been marked by a strong expansion of industrial activity in Catalonia and, more particularly, in Barcelona's Metropolitan Area. Such economic dynamism is the result of solvency and consistency in domestic demand and the importing sector's capacity for sustaining growth. (...)