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January 6, 2022

Colombia | The colombian consumer today

With the pandemic, households changed some of their consumption habits. Today, many Colombian workers are home-based, which allows them to have more time available for leisure and other activities. Some of that time is used to do the shopping that used to be done on weekends.

December 27, 2018

Argentina | 2018 Automotive Situation

After record sales in the first half of the year, the Argentine automotive market sank sharply as a result of the 2018 currency crisis. However, the fall in internal demand is in contrast with the increase in exports. The 2019 forecast for the sector is not encouraging in the internal market.

August 20, 2018

The path towards the autonomous car

Although interest in autonomous vehicles has always accompanied the development of the motor car, their deployment has never been so near. First and foremost because the technology is already available. Secondly, because the potential benefits of the establishment of autonomous mobility pool the interests of manufacturers, …

August 13, 2018

Are we ready for personalised prices?

Higher information processing capability provides ever better information about customers, what they need or do not need, whether or not they are willing to pay more, and what their financial situation is.

December 26, 2017

Technology lets consumers take the initiative

The changes in spending patterns that have come about in the past twenty years confirm that digital information and communication technology has now become an integral part of consumer behaviour. Irrespective of age, income, sex or any other demographic or socioeconomic characteristic, today’s consumers are highly connected.

November 29, 2017

U.S. | Technology Puts the Consumer in the Driver’s Seat for Shaping Industries

Digital technology will continue to empower consumers, granting them deeper product and pricing transparency, control over different layers of the value chain, and refinement of experiences. Survivalist mode will compel consumers to search for new ways to be frugal, facilitating the next-generation of the sharing economy.

May 23, 2017

Determinantes de la adopción de la banca digital en España

El número de usuarios de banca electrónica en España aumentó el 64,5% desde 2010 hasta rozar los 15 millones personas en 2016. El objetivo de este Observatorio es conocer los determinantes de que un individuo acceda a la banca digital y arrojar luz sobre los factores que incentivan la contratación de un producto financiero …

January 28, 2016

Spain | Agents' confidence moderates in the beginning of 2016

Despite agents' expectations remaining positive, a negative adjustment in the components of both industry and consumer confidence is observed in January: the two indicators reduced their gap in regards to pre-crisis averages.