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June 22, 2022

Spain | Murcia Economic Outlook 2022

Murcia's GDP grew by 5.2% in 2021. The sanctions imposed on the Russian economy, the increase in the price of raw materials and uncertainty reduce growth expectations. Even so, Murcia's GDP could grow by 4.1% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023. By the end of 2023, GDP could exceed that of 2019 by almost 4%.

June 9, 2022

Spain | Aragon Economic Outlook 2022

Aragon's GDP grew by 4.2% in 2021. The sanctions imposed on Russia and the increase in fuel prices reduce growth expectations. Even so, Aragon's GDP could increase by 2.9% in 2022 and 3.0% in 2023. By the end of 2023, GDP per capita could exceed the pre-crisis level by 1%.

June 6, 2022

Spain | Evolution of card spending in real time and high definition in May-22

Card spending increased 41% year-on-year in May (51% in April). Progress was greater in the online channel (69%) than in the face-to-face channel (30%). The end of the state of alarm in May 2021 magnified the year-on-year slowdown in purchases, especially with foreign cards.

May 25, 2022

Spain | Catalonia Economic Outlook. First half 2022

Catalonia's GDP grew by 5.2% in 2021. The sanctions imposed on Russia and the increase in fuel prices reduce growth expectations. Still, Catalan GDP could increase by 4.2% in 2022 and 3.5% in 2023, placing Catalonia among the most dynamic regions in the biennium.

May 19, 2022

Mexico Regional Sectoral Outlook. First half 2022

GDP advanced 4.8% in 2021, 8 states recovered to pre-pandemic levels. Administrative, Support and Financial Services sectors stall while Manufacturing, Wholesale/Retail and Transportation sectors accelerate.

May 11, 2022

Spain | Balearic Islands Economic Outlook 2022

The GDP of the Balearic Islands would have grown by 10.5% in 2021. The sanctions imposed on Russia and the increase in fuel prices reduce growth expectations. Even so, Balearic GDP could increase by 7.1% in 2022 and 5.0% in 2023, making the Balearic Islands the most dynamic region in the three-year period 2021-2023.

May 10, 2022

Spain | Analysis of national tourist flows in real time. First four months of 2022

Tourist spending by Spaniards outside their usual province of residence remained 6 pp below 2019 levels in the first three months of 2022. The effect of Easter pushed up consumption in mid-April and the latest data from the May bank holiday point to greater dynamism than in 2019.

May 9, 2022

Spain | Evolution of card spending in real time and high definition in Apr-22

Card purchases increased by 51% year-on-year in April (39% in March). Growth was greater in the online channel (81%) than in the face-to-face channel (40%), and both transactions with Spanish cards and, above all, with foreign cards gained momentum.