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

Job creation was 569,700 (-3.5% YoY). Employees who worked fewer hours than usual due to ERTE or partial unemployment fell to 887,100. The easing of mobility restrictions allowed job searches to take place, which led to a rebound in the active population and, therefore, an increase in the unemployment rate to 16.3%.
Recovering trends kept in most of the countries during September. The recovery is uneven across sectors and countries, consumption dynamics improved in Turkey, Mexico and Peru. The gap between e-commerce growth and physical purchases remained. Restaurants and entertainment expenditure continues stagnant in Latam countries.
Spending with BBVA credit and debit cards or at BBVA POS terminals increased 3.5% year-on-year in September, 0.5 points less than in August. The sustained growth in purchases with Spanish cards (16%) offset the reduction in transactions with foreign cards (-59%)