Vanessa Belapatiño
Vanessa Belapatiño

Vanessa Belapatiño is a Research Economist at BBVA Peru since October 2015. She is focused in monitoring and assessing macroeconomic variables, as well as forecasting these variables using econometric models and financial programming.

She was previously analyst in the Economic Studies area in an economical consultancy company in Peru, see topics about labor market, taxes, and market studies.

Her research interests are focused on macroeconomic and applied economics, and he has published on these subjects.

She has a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima, Peru). She has taken courses in Master of Economics in the same university.

Latest publications

Economic activity grew 11.8% year-on-year in August, still a high rate due to a low comparison base. A comparison of the 2021 figures with those of 2019 (pre-health-crisis situation) shows that activity grew 1.6% in August (July: 0.4%)
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.
In September, the BBVA consumption indicator grew 21% in real terms with respect to the same month of 2019. Compared to September 2020, the indicator grew 39.4%, favored by a low base of comparison (spending contained in 2020 due to social distancing measures).