Prostitution and drugs boost Spain’s GDP by €9bn

Prostitution and drugs boost Spain’s GDP by €9bn

Prostitution, drug trafficking and other illegal activities have finally been included in Spain’s gross domestic product, boosting it by 9 billion euros according to the latest statistics.

Latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) reveals the drug trade, prostitution, illegal weapon sales and gambling contributed some €9 billion, or 0.87 percent of country’s total GDP in 2013.

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