Giancarlo Carta
Giancarlo Carta

Giancarlo Carta has been a BBVA Research economist since 2017, and he has spent his whole career to date in the BBVA Group. Currently he is a member of the Spain Unit, where he handles some of the analysis of Spanish regions within BBVA Research.

Prior to this, he used to be part of the CEO Office, where he was in charge of the bank’s financial analysis (both for the Board of Directors and for the market and analysts), as well as strategic (KPI tracking) and communication projects.

In 2013 he received a Degree in Economic Development and International Cooperation from the University of Palermo (Italy - Final Grade 110/110 cum laude). In 2015 he finished a Master’s Degree in International Economy in the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Latest publications

Card spending in September was 37% higher than in the same month of 2019 (35% in August) driven by the upturn in purchases with Spanish cards. Face-to-face transactions gained traction (26%), while online transactions slowed their progress (72%).
According to BBVA credit card spending data, national tourism spending picked up slightly in September. Growth in the month was 11% compared to 2019 levels (9% in August). If spending by Spaniards abroad is excluded, the advance stood at 22% (19% in August).
National tourism spending remained dynamic in August. The monthly growth reached 9% compared to 2019 levels (7% in July). If spending by Spaniards abroad is excluded, the increase was of 18% (18% in July).