Balearic manufacturing exports have increased almost 50% since 2015. Manuel Porras, the director-general for industrial policy, says that 2017 was the best year ever for exports. The 2015 value of exports was 1,155 million euros. Last year, this rose to 1,800 million. Porras attributes the increase to government and chambers of commerce plans for incentivising businesses' expansion and to businesses' improvements in quality and sales methods.