The data in this report has been provided by the PriceWaterhouse consultancy that adds that This impact has grown by 17% compared to four years ago, when the last report on the influence of the club on the local economy was prepared. The PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report also details a tax collection of 366 million for the different public administrations. The president of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu has highlighted the role of the club as one of the great economic engines of the city of Barcelona and Catalonia in the course of a breakfast at the headquarters of Foment de Treball, the oldest employers’ association in Europe, to which the Blaugrana entity formalized its membership.“Today Barça is the first sports brand in the world. We are local and universal. We can confirm that we represent 1.46% of the city’s Gross Domestic Product and contribute to the creation of 19,500 jobs. Our sustained growth has accelerated and this economic impact is increasingly present, “Bartomeu said.