126% GDP per Capita

22,8% Industrial GDP

128% One of the highest productivity rate per employee in the EU

2,12 R&D expenditure on GDP

The Basque Country is the biggest Atlantic port in the south of Europe

Most Relevant Industries


The Wind Power Advanced Manufacturing Centre (WINDBOX) aims to compete with the best and invest 4.5 million Euros to stimulate the wind sector.


More than 45% of the production volume of Spain’s car industry is produced in the Basque Country.


The Aeronautics Advanced Manufacturing Centre represents an international milestone with estimated investment of €9m and technologically advanced machinery.


Investment in R&D&I and the application of new technologies in shipbuilding and machinery that is incorporated into the ship, offer high technological value to the companies in the sector..


This industry has strengthened its role as supplier of technology, equipment, engineering and construction works for railway transport networks worldwide, highlighting the recent award of both high speed and local networks, metros and trams to cutting edge companies with plants in the Basque Country.

Machinery and Equipment

The Basque Country is ranked third largest producer in the European Union and its network of qualified suppliers is concentrated in a radius of less than 300Km.

Information Technologies

The electronics and information and communication technologies sector boasts pioneering companies that support the transformation of companies.


The Basque bio-region is characterised by cooperation between the academic world, the health system and industry, backed by an extensive network of infrastructures and public authorities that foster business activity.


The Basque Environmental Industry has become consolidated by supporting the evolution of the region’s leading industrial sectors towards cleaner production models

2.189 million people

7,234 sq Km

Unknown origins that bears no resemblance to European, Indo-European or Uralic language families. It ispossibly the oldest language of the European continent (5,000 years).

Nature Reserves of Urkiola, Gorbeia, Aralar, Valderejo, Izki and Aiako Harria; the Urdaibai wetlands, Biosphere Reserve; the protected habitats of Itxina, Laguardia, Leizaran and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.

San Sebastián International Film Festival, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Getxo and San Sebastián Jazz Festivals, BilbaoOpera Season.

Rural sports, basque pelota (Jai Alai), rowing, cycling, football, basketball, golf, surf.