Andalusian aeronautical exports increased by 7.5% in the first four months of the year compared to the previous year’s figures, reaching 281.7 million euros.

According to the data of the Andalusian Agency for Overseas Promo- tion (Extenda), the increase in Andalusian exports was greater than the national increase of 4.9%. At the same time, imports decreased by 55% in Andalusia in the same period, dropping from 196.4 million euros in the first four months of 2009 to 88.4 million euros. national imports, however, increased by 21.3% to 734.9 million euros.

Based on the above, the trade balance for the Andalu- sian aeronautical sector in this period is 193.3 million eu- ros, tripling the figures for the previous year of 65.6 million euros. In addition, Andalusia managed to increase its na- tional share of aeronautical exports, accounting for 29.3% of the total, 1% more than in 2009. These figures reflect the continual growth of the Andalusian aeronautical sector, although it has slowed somewhat in recent months.

More specifically, exports increased by 72% in 2009, well above the national total (12.3%).