An annual index of industrial production in Andalusia (1830-1913)


  • Antonio Parejo Barranco Universidad de Málaga



This article presents an annual index of industrial production in Andalusia for the period between 1830 and 1913 including energy, mining industry and manufacturing industry. The research provides a dual comparative and sectorial analysis. In that case, the data suggest that, in the South of Spain, the industrial output increases were quite moderate in the nineteenth century (2.46% per year): a tax that was lower than in Catalonia and the Basque Country, the most industrialized peninsular regions, but also lower than the Spanish average (3.48%). With regard to the industrial structure, Andalusia was always dominated by consumer goods, and particularly by food industry (vegetable-oil, wine and sugar industries).