Lanzarote Loses 459 Companies in 2020


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The Lanzarote government has published the document 'Lanzarote in 2020 figures', which confirms the negative impact that the pandemic has had on the island's socio-economic development with the disappearance of a total of 459 companies compared to 2019, going from 5,060 to 4,601 companies.

This is one of the main variations recorded by the island's socio-economic indicators in 2020 and which is collected in the 28-page digital document that summarizes the main economic, geographical, demographic, social and environmental figures of the Island from last year.

"Having these statistics gives us a clear vision of how the impact of the pandemic has affected almost all the indicators, analyzing them and being able to act accordingly," explained the counselor responsible for the area, Paula Corujo.

Apart from the company figures, the publication 'Lanzarote in figures 2020' also includes other economic indicators such as the unemployment rate, the cultivated area and types of economic activities. It also includes the main tourist indicators, the entry of tourists, holiday homes , etc.

In addition, it offers demographic information related, for example, to the origin of the island's residents, of which 24% are of foreign nationality, mainly British, Moroccans, Colombians, Italians and Germans.

The publication, edited in Spanish and English, can be downloaded free of charge from the Lanzarote Data Centre website: . In addition to this service, the Data Centre also offers historical information through the so-called Digital Memory of Lanzarote (, which offers the user thousands of photographs, videos and historical documents of the island.