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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.

December 10, 2021

Colombia | The new colombian consumer: changes and trends

The trends that will determine consumption are: a more digital environment (consumer-banking-commerce), a heterogeneous income recovery, lower savings, more stable weekday spending, greater importance of regions and intermediate cities, and a gradual aging of the population.

August 17, 2020

Spain | Household financial vulnerability: between dystopia and fable

The COVID-19 pandemic is turning society's finances into a mixture of two diametrically opposed worlds, much the same as the tiny Lilliput and the gigantic Brobdingnag from Jonathan Swift's dystopian world in Gulliver's Travels.

October 10, 2019

A New Colombian Consumer: Habits and Trends

The trends of Colombian consumers in the last 10 years have been changing. The structure, income, purchasing power and consumption habits have been fundamental when profiling a new Colombian consumer.

January 26, 2015

E-commerce and consumption habits in Spain: the importance of online banking

This paper aims to improve our understanding of the determinants of e-commerce and of its composition, and clarify the possible reasons conditioning its development in Spain. The internet is still not widely available in Spanish households, furthermore, just one in four people has recently bought online, whereas in the Euro…