Juan Manuel Manías
•M.A. in International Economics Relations (UBA, Argentina)
•B.A. in Economics (UBA, Argentina, Magna Cum Laude Honours)
•Previous work experience includes Banco Francés Financial Area since 2000.
•Joined Economic Research Department in 2009
In May, total consumption with BBVA cards, in real terms, grew 10.2% YoY. The latest data from our real time indicators show a weakness in the economic recovery process.
In 2022 the activity in Uruguay will grow 4.7%, with an important statistical contribution that leaves the 4T21 and the contribution of investment, external demand and consumption to a lesser extent. The conflict in Europe has a moderate net positive impact through the rise in commodity prices for now.
In April, total consumption with BBVA cards showed a year-on-year increase of 12.2%. Most items already exceed the average pre-pandemic spending so far in 2022. Although consumption is recovering, it shows a significant slowness that reflects its lack of dynamism.