The aim of the paper is to identify and analyze, through spatial statistics, the Barcelona´s Trafalgar Garment District (TGD) as an economic space related to the textile industry in the first half of the 20th century. Since the 19th century, Barcelona has been a powerful textile industrial city. In the first half of the 19th century, the location of the industry concentrated in the walled city. Since the second half of the 19th century, due to both the demolition of the walls (1857) and the construction of the Eixample by the Plà Cerdà (1859), the textile industry experienced new location spatial patterns. Not only moved the manufacture side of the textile firm towards different zones of the new city, but also its headquarters and storages. The new location was in the Dreta del Eixample neighborhood and, specifically, in TGD. The TGD played as the textile industry’s decision-making center since at the beginnings of the 20th century. Nowadays, the presence of headquarters and storages of textile industrial firms is residual. They have been replacing by higher value-added economic activities. The extension of this old economic spaces is analyzed through Global Moran´s I and Local Moran´s indexes.
Keywords: textile industry, Trafalgar Garment District, Eixample, Barcelona, spatial analysis, statistical analysis