Laura Katherine Peña Cardozo
Laura Katherine Peña Cardozo

Laura Katherine is an economist at BBVA Research for Colombia. She supports economic analysis by means of structural trends analysis for the most crucial economic variables of the country.

Laura received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She has experience as Investment Analyst and has performed duties related to economic and financial analysis.

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The Colombian economy will moderate its growth, from high levels of activity, mainly due to lower private consumption. GDP will grow 0.7% in 2023 and 1.8% in 2024, after a gradual recovery from the end of this year. Inflation will gradually decline, ending this year at 9% and 2024 at 5%.
In February, monthly inflation was 1.66% and annual inflation was 13.28%, very close to the forecast of BBVA Research (1.65%) and market analysts, who, according to the Banco de la República survey, expected 1.57%.
Inflation in January continued to accelerate, reaching an annual change of 13.2% and a monthly change of 1.78%. The figure was slightly higher than expected by the average of analysts in the Banco de la República's survey (1.61%).