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June 13, 2022

Global | Digitize to decarbonize

In the current global socio-economic context, and especially after the COVID-19 crisis, digitization and sustainability have become key elements of economic and social transformation, being particularly relevant to understand and analyze how both interact.

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.

June 6, 2022

Spain | Why are automobile sales down?

The automobile sector offers a useful overview of many of the general trends that we are seeing in the economy. First of all, it provides a good example of the impact that society's changing preferences are having and, secondly, it demonstrates how supply-side constraints are limiting growth.

June 3, 2022

DiGiX 2022 Update: A Multidimensional Index of Digitization

DiGiX aims to capture the global evolution of digitization by monitoring this pheonomenon across 99 countries. Our index combines 20 variables grouped in six dimensions that represent three pillars: supply (infrastructure and costs), demand (users, government and enterprise adoption), and institutional environment.

June 2, 2022

Colombia | Automotive Outlook 2022

New vehicle sales have tended to stabilize since 2021, with a higher share of utility vehicles, a lower share of cars and strong growth in cargo vehicles. In 2022 and 2023 we estimate sales similar to the 250 thousand units of 2021. Sales of motorcycles and used vehicles have shown great traction.

May 30, 2022

Global | Scarcity in the digital era

Scarcity raises the price of a good. This economic law has been drummed into us as a result of the numerous booms and slumps that have molded our societies over the centuries.

May 26, 2022

Global | How do digitalization and decarbonization efforts interact?

The actual socioeconomic context has reinforced and accelerated a number of global trends, in particular sustainability and digitalization, two of the most disruptive. The empirical study conducted by BBVA Research suggests that an inverted U-shaped relationship exists between digitalization and CO2 emissions.

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.