The service sector increased its turnover 23.4% in June compared to the same month of 2021, moderating the rise registered the previous month by 4.2 points, as reported this Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Data that places the hospitality sector in the lead, which continues to show significant signs of recovery from pre-pandemic levels.
With the advance of June, the least pronounced since last March, the services chain 16 consecutive months of year-on-year increases after a year of falls as a result of the pandemic.
Within services, hostelry (accommodation services and food and beverage services) was the sector that increased its sales the most in June, 54.2% compared to the same month of 2021.
Specifically, the Accommodation Services sales multiplied by more than two in June in the interannual rate (+115.7%), while food and beverage services invoiced 32.9% more.
Along with these activities, but outside the hotel industry, the increase in sales of travel agencies and tour operators also stands out, which multiplied by more than three (+214.7%), and of air transport, which multiplied by more than two (+161.8%).
In monthly terms and in data adjusted for seasonality and calendar, the services sector recorded a monthly decline in its sales of 1.1% in June after two months of increases. For the fifteenth consecutive month and after more than a year of falls, the occupation in the services sector it grew in June, and did so at an interannual rate of 4.8%, a rate eight tenths lower than that of May.
Balearic It was the community that most increased job creation in the services sector last June, with an interannual increase of 15.6%, and also the region that increased sales the most, 62% in interannual rate.