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May 12, 2022

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

In April, total consumption with BBVA cards showed a year-on-year increase of 12.2%. Most items already exceed the average pre-pandemic spending so far in 2022. Although consumption is recovering, it shows a significant slowness that reflects its lack of dynamism.

April 12, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Apr 12, 2022)

In March, total consumption with BBVA cards grew year-on-year in constant pesos by 1.2%, but is still far from reaching pre-pandemic variations. Heterogeneous dynamics are observed due to the comparison base since in the same month in 2021 the health context was more complex.

April 7, 2022

Spain Economic Outlook. Second Quarter 2022

GDP growth in Spain is revised downwards to 4.1% in 2022 and 3.3% in 2023. The main reasons are the Ukraine's invasion, the sanctions imposed on the Russian economy and the increase in prices, especially energy related, over the last few months.

March 30, 2022

Argentina | Post-pandemic future of the sectors

This paper analyzes how Argentina's productive sectors have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis and how they will evolve towards 2030 in the face of the long-term challenges set at the local and global levels.

March 25, 2022

Spain | GDP growth of 2.2% q/q in Q4 and 5.1% in 2021, in line with forecasts

The economy slowed in 4Q21 (2.2% q/q), but the composition of demand was virtuous. Specifically, growth was supported, above all, by investment and exports. Thus, 2021 closed with an annual increase of 5.1%, confirming BBVA Research forecasts

March 23, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Mar 23, 2022)

In the first half of March, consumption with BBVA cards slowed down after the moderate increase in February, although the level of real spending is 5% above the pre-pandemic record. In the first two months of 2022, our customers made a greater number of transactions, but for real amounts comparable to those of 2020.

March 3, 2022

Spain | Crisis and recovery of Spanish economy after two years of COVID-19

This Observatory assesses the factors explaining the behavior of the Spanish economy between the first quarter of 2020 and the last quarter of 2021, and estimates the structural shocks behind the growth of GDP per working-age person (WAP), the GDP deflator and real wages.

February 24, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Feb 24, 2022)

In 2022, consumption still shows no signs of taking off. In spite of a slight improvement in February, the path of card purchases continues to be erratic, with ups and downs that do not make them advance steadily, even with a more relaxed economy in the face of the COVID-19 threat.