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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 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 13, 2022

Mexico | Consumption fell in August with a drop in goods and entertainment

The BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (BBVA Research BDCI) reported a real drop of (-)1.5% MoM in August, with seasonally adjusted figures.

September 2, 2022

Colombia | BBVA Big Data Consumption Tracker

In August, consumption growth stabilized at levels similar to those observed in July, although below those of previous months. There was a weaker performance of goods consumption and a reduction in credit card spending. By city, Bogota maintained the best dynamics among the main cities.

August 11, 2022

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

Total consumption with BBVA cards grew 6.5% YoY in July in real terms, reversing the negative performance of June, as did the great majority of categories.

August 4, 2022

Mexico | Consumption slows down in July amid the continued weakness of services

The BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator grew 0.5% MoM growth in July with seasonally adjusted figures, given the contraction of the services sector (-0.8%) and the modest growth in spending on goods (1.1%).

July 22, 2022

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

In June, total consumption with BBVA cards, in real terms, fell 4.2% YoY, the lowest value since February 2021. Spending declines are evident in all categories.

July 7, 2022

Mexico | Consumption grew 1.0% in June driven by services; the food sector lagging behind

Within the services segment, differentiated performance of tourism and entertainment, which continued to register contractions or modest growth