September 14, 2021
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For the third consecutive month, the contraction in the annual growth rate of current portfolio balances to the non-financial private sector has been milder, which reaffirms that total bank credit is on the way to a recovery, although its magnitude differs across portfolios.
In the middle of this year 2021, official figures show strong growth in the construction sector, an annual rate of 9.5%. A strong advance was to be expected in 2Q21, given that a year earlier the sector contracted more than 20%.
The 2022 economic package reinforces the commitment to fiscal discipline. The forecast of higher tax revenue is supported by improved intake practices and streamlining actions with more fiscal oversight for the compliance of tax payments. The federal law of income does not contemplate creating or raising taxes.
September 8, 2021
Global | The COVID-19 impact on Consumption in Real Time and High Definition: Sept 8th
Consumption growth rates showed a rebound in August in most countries, especially in services and tourism related sectors. In most countries card spending has gained more pull against cash.
Households did not consolidate their spending pattern and increased their liquid balances again in June, while bank credit reduced the magnitude of its contraction, falling 6.1%.
In August, the BBVA Consumption Index fell (-)1.9% MaM (sa), which adds to the low growth of July (0.4%), pointing to a slowdown in pent-up demand in 2H21.
Remittances reach a record, 4,540 million USD during July (+28.6%). If remittance income is omitted, the volume of the population in Mexico living in poverty in 2020 would have increased by 836,000 people, and those living in extreme poverty would increase by 351,000 people.
ICTs have become an important tool for our life. The access and use of ICTs at the national level has made progress. In 2020, 75.5% of the population aged six years and over was a cell phone user, which represented an increase of 4 percentage points compared to users in 2015.