Country Deep-Dive:
Spain

Spain Market Overview

Spain is the fourth-largest economy in Europe with a GDP of €1.20 trillion and a population of 46.3 million people. The e-commerce market is continuously growing and Spain is not staying behind. Between 2020 and 2021, e-commerce sales have increased by 21%. The country remains a vital partner for the United States, both bilaterally and within the European region.

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Spain has a strong and secure transport structure, which makes it a very attractive place to invest. In addtion, it is located in a strategic area which allows it to reach more than 70 million potential customers within 24 to 48 hours.

The transport sector accounts for 7.9% of Spain's GDP, although this figure rises to 10% if logistics activities are included. The number of investments in 2021 was large for the commercial real estate segment (offices, logistics and retail), with estimated investments of around 5.9 billion euros in 2021 (+8%). An increase is expected in 2022, mainly because the Spanish market is increasingly demanding in terms of quality, efficiency and sustainability criteria for logistics assets.

Source: Population Figures (National Geographic Institute of Spain, 2022)

E-Commerce Trends in Spain

The development of digital platforms and the investments made by companies in their supply chain solutions are helping online sales to continuously grow.

From 2020 to 2021, e-commerce in Spain grew by more than 20%, significantly in the sectors of fashion and electronic devices. The fashion sector dominates the Spanish e-commerce market with 29%, followed by the tech sector with 23%.

Spain stands out worldwide for its efficient transport network of air, land, rail and maritime infrastructures and the quality of its services, and is in a privileged position in Southern Europe, where the main freight traffic routes interconnect.

The enlargement of the European Union towards the East favors the strategic position of Spain in terms of trade flows and redistribution centers of foreign trade of the EU and the rest of the world. Thanks to this strategic location, 70 million potential customers in Spain, Portugal and the South of France can be reached within 24 hours.

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3 logistics sites

+ 1 planned

11+ M

shipments annually

> 58,000 sqm

warehouse space

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions in Spain

We have been present in Spain since 1990. Strategically located in the geographic center of the mainland, our infrastructure enables us to provide supply chain services to various industries such as fashion, beauty, tech, and healthcare across multiple channels and solutions.

With a deep knowledge of market needs and the support of more than 1,200 employees, we are able to setup complex and flexible solutions to the Spanish and Portuguese markets with exceptional delivery time for all the channels and industries.

Our fully integrated IT systems (WMS, TMS, OMS) and our global IT backbone allow for ease of expansion across different regions, seamless integration, and quality of operations. In the future, we will focus on automated solutions that minimize facility headcount, reduce human-error, and lower costs over time.

Clients benefit from our expertise based on more than 30 years of experience across e-commerce, retail and omnichannel. Our solutions allow an efficient use of resources at a high level of performance with comprehensive costs.

In addition to the pick-pack-ship operations, we also offer a known and trusted transportation network and an extensive catalogue of value-added services, including personalization, gift-wrapping, bundling and security tagging among many others.

Our Solution for Your Growth

  • Multi-national team of experts

  • Access to all transportation systems

  • Experts in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, consumer electronics and healthcare

  • Embedded in a strong global network

  • 1 global IT backbone & fully integrated IT systems

  • Flexible and scalable solutions

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