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October 6, 2022

Peru | Tracking consumption with real-time data in September 2022

BBVA Research's big data consumption index (inflation-adjusted spending with cards and cash withdrawals) slowed significantly in the third quarter, despite an improvement in September.

October 4, 2022

National Accounts in a world of Naturally Occurring Data

Presentation for the Conference on Non-traditional Data, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing in Macroeconomics hosted by Sveriges Riksbank and jointly organized with the Federal Reserve Board, the Bank of Italy, and the Bank of Canada.

September 28, 2022

Beyond Cards: Measuring Spanish Consumption in Real Time and High Definition

We provide the first proof of concept that naturally occurring data from millions of financial transactions can be harnessed to estimate national accounts in real time and high definition

September 15, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Sep-22)

In August, total consumption with BBVA cards fell 2.9% YoY in real terms, thus returning to negative ground after July's increase. Most of the items contracted after the good performance they had had last month.

September 15, 2022

Financial Inclusion and Digitalization: Dynamics in LATAM

Both the processes of financial inclusion and digitalization have great potential for dissemination in LATAM, both of which are key to promoting well-being and productivity in the region.

September 14, 2022

Peru | Tracking consumption with real-time data in August 2022

In August, BBVA Research's big data consumption index (inflation-adjusted spending with cards and cash withdrawals) increased by 3.9% (0.0% in July).

September 12, 2022

Spain | Gravity model with national tourism data in real time

In order to analyze national tourism flows in Spain and identify possible patterns and changes in preferences due to the pandemic, gravity models have been estimated using data on card spending by BBVA customers outside their usual province of residence in 2018-2021.

September 9, 2022

Spain | Analysis of national tourist flows in real time between May and August of 2022

According to BBVA credit card spending data, between May and August of 2022 tourist spending by Spaniards outside their usual province of residence was 23 pp above the 2019 records (15 pp more than between January and Abril).