COVID-19 latest publications

June 23, 2022

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

In May, total consumption with BBVA cards, in real terms, grew 10.2% YoY. The latest data from our real time indicators show a weakness in the economic recovery process.

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.

May 30, 2022

Spain | Chronicle of an (un)announced inflation

The inflation woes currently afflicting us are well known by now, as are the causes, consequences and all the risks they entail. The response so far, while well-intentioned, has failed to solve the underlying problem and more forceful monetary policy action is almost inevitable as we move forward.

May 23, 2022

Mexico | ENIF 2021: Financial inclusion declines and gender gap reaches 13.8pp

On May 11, 2022, the results and databases of the National Survey of Financial Inclusion 2021 were published. This report has the objective of analyzing the advances or setbacks in some indicators of the financial inclusion of the population in Mexico between 2018 and 2021.

May 18, 2022

Spain | COVID-19 during 2021: vaccines achieved and health cost of vaccine hesitancy

The health crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved over the two years since the virus was first detected. In this Working Paper we analyze how this evolution has been in Spain during 2021.

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 18, 2022

Global | War, interest rates and COVID-19 map out the economic landscape

We have become used over the last decade to major shocks to the economy coming from factors which are not strictly economic in nature; whether they are protectionist policies, COVID-19 or, now, the war between Russia and Ukraine, which has worsened the global outlook and increased uncertainty.

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.