Juan Ramón García
Juan Ramón García
Principal Economist

Juan Ramón García is a principal economist in the Spain and Portugal unit of BBVA Research. Among other responsibilities, he is in charge of the conjunctural and structural analysis of the labour market and household consumption in Spain.

Previously, he was a senior economist in the Sectoral Analysis and Global Trends units of BBVA Research and a researcher at the Applied Economics Studies Foundation (Fedea).

He obtained a degree in Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2001 and a Diploma in Advanced Studies from the same university in 2003.

Latest publications

Consumer spending growth stabilises at August levels in most countries, but with mixed movements by sector of activity. E-commerce maintains the pace of growth in almost all geographies, while the use of cash is losing ground. Spending on services outpaces spending on goods.
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%).
Social security affiliation increased by 57,400 people in Sep-21 (45,000 seasonally and working-day adjusted (SWDA), according to BBVA Research estimates) and unemployment fell by 76,100 (76,000 SWDA). In 3Q21, both job creation (1.2% t/t SWDA) and unemployment reduction accelerated (-7.7%).