Cristóbal Gamboni
Cristóbal Gamboni
Senior Economist

BA in Economics in University of Chile.
Executive in entrepreneurship projects in the business incubator of Diego Portales University (2008-2009).
Economist at research department, macroeconomic unit, on Budget Office, Ministry of Finance (2009-2014).
Joinedto BBVA Research Chile in January 2014.

Latest publications

The growth in the IMACEC in January of 3.9% YoY exceeds market expectations, supported by a genuine upturn in the non-mining sector. Trade, manufacturing and services boosted growth of 3.5% YoY in non-mining activity, while mining expanded by 8.6% YoY. In February we would see growth of between 4.0% and 5.0% YoY.
The January CPI 0.5% MoM surprised the market and exceeded expectations, due to a significant increase in the price of food (vegetables). Core inflation of 0.3% MoM was largely due to the readjustment of tariffs and a seasonal increase in some services, since the inflation of goods was at 0.1% MoM. The disinflationary impact of the appreciation of the peso is expected to be seen in the coming months.
The growth of 2.6% YoY in the December IMACEC, around what was expected, is a good figure, especially considering that it was a month with two fewer working days. With this, the preliminary growth of 4Q17 and of the year are 2.9% YoY and 1.6%, respectively, giving a positive surprise to the base scenario of the IPoM of December.