Spain is the fourth largest economy in the Euro Zone and the fifth biggest economy in the European Union. The country has a strong and diverse manufacturing industry and is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world. However, in the third quarter of 2008, following the burst of a housing market bubble the country plunged into recession and has only starting to recover in the middle of 2013. The economic crisis gave rise to very high losses in output and employment, as nearly one quarter of the active population has been unemployed for the last 5 years. On the expenditure side, household consumption is the main component of GDP accounting for 58 percent of its total use, followed by gross fixed capital formation (20 percent) and government expenditure (19 percent). Within investments, tangible fixed assets accounts for 16 percent of GDP; construction for 10 percent; capital goods for 7 percent; and intellectual property products for 3 percent. Exports of goods and services account for 33 percent of GDP while imports account for 30 percent, adding 3 percent of total GDP. This page provides the latest reported value for - Spain GDP Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Spain GDP Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.