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Turkish Economy grew by 0.9% yoy in 3Q19 (Consensus; 1%), the first positive YoY growth since 3Q18. The GDP grew by 0.4% in quarterly terms, signaling some momentum loss comparing 1.2% qoq in 2Q19. We maintain a prudent GDP growth forecast of 0.3% for 2019 with some upside risk and a neutral 3% for 2020.
The Spanish economy could continue growing at a quarterly rate of 0.4% in 4Q19, the same as the previous two quarters. If this is confirmed, 2019 would close with an average annual increase of 2.0%, 0.4 pp less than in 2018.
The Spanish economy grew 0.4% QoQ (2.0% YoY) in 3Q. According to the flash estimate, the domestic demand explained the increase (1.1pp QoQ; 1.8pp YoY), thanks to the recovery in consumption and investment. On the contrary, the external demand dragged down growth (-0.7pp QoQ; 0.2pp YoY), due to the strong rebound of imports
GDP growth in Q3 could be around 0.5% QoQ, a slightly weaker evolution than that consistent with the BBVA Research outlook for 2019 (2.3% YoY). Partial economic indicators show some signs of weakness on domestic demand and job creation, while external demand could grow again
Turkish Economy contracted by 1.5% in annual terms in 2Q19, better than market expectation but worse than ours (-2% Consensus vs. -1% BBVA Research). In quarterly terms, the economy grew at 1.2%, avoiding the “W” pattern but moderating from 1.6% QoQ in 1Q19. We still maintain our GDP growth forecast at 0.3% for 2019.
After the downward surprise in the second quarter of 2019, the growth of the Spanish economy could be around 0.5% t/t during Q3. The available data reinforces the perception that domestic demand has slowed, while external demand is regaining some traction. Moreover, the slowdown in job creation is confirmed
GDP growth could be between 0.6% and 0.7% t/t in 2Q19, which, if confirmed, would introduce an upward bias on BBVA Research's growth forecast for 2019 (2.2% a/a). Domestic spending continues to lead economic activity, although exports could have regained some traction
Industrial Production (IP) contracted by 5.1% yoy in calendar adjusted terms in February (-6.2% Consensus& -6.7% BBVA Research). IP (sca) recovered by 0.7% in the first 2 months of 2019 compared to 4Q18. A prudent economic policy stance is key to maintain the recovery in the coming quarters as the new round of financial vol…