The Galician metal sector has suffered a strong impact due to the covid-19 pandemic, suffering a 12% drop in turnover and 2% in employment during 2020.
The different activities represented in metal employed more than 57,000 workers, which is 2% less than in 2019, generating a turnover of 12,038 million euros. This represented a fall of 12%.
The manufacture of metal products was the most relevant activity in the sector, representing 53.1% of the total.
In 2020, the metal sector accounted for 20% of Galicia’s GDP, comprising 3,793 companies.