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A complete picture of shops and restaurants in a click

The new Barcelona Observatory for Commerce and Restaurants enables people to check city data and statistics on the current status of this sector in a user-friendly format which is easy to understand.

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Ajuntament de Barcelona

The observatory also provides access to the commercial census visor, a tool developed by the Municipal Data Office allowing users to view statistics filtered by commerce, economic activity, district or neighbourhood, featuring graphics, tables and maps for the whole city.

The tool also allows users to become familiar with the structure of the city’s commercial fabric as an economic driver and defining element in the make-up of the city, whether shopping hubs, markets, iconic establishments or groups of specialist shops.

Sections to the observatory

The following sections provide access to numerous studies, reports and publications on commerce in the city:

  • Commerce report. Includes the main details on commercial activity and enables reflection on the main changes going on.
  • Municipal omnibus. Results linked to commerce and purchasing habits in the quarterly opinion survey conducted among the public.
  • Sectoral activity survey for commerce. Study on the characteristics of commercial establishments and the opinion of their owners about activity in the city, based on interviews with the owners or managers of 2,400 commercial establishments.
  • Sectoral activity survey for restaurants. Tool which sets out the characteristics of bars and restaurants and the opinions of their owners or managers.


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