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August 6, 2021

Spain | Impact of COVID-19 on consumption in real time and high frequency in Jul-21

Card purchases in July were 28% higher than those made in the same month of 2019. The increase in spending with Spanish cards, both in person and online, offset the decline in transactions with foreign cards. However, they moderated their decline, especially in the face-to-face channel.

July 7, 2021

Spain | Impact of COVID-19 on consumption in real time and high frequency in jun-21

Card purchases in June were 28% higher than those made in the same month of 2019 (19% in May). Spending with Spanish cards, both face-to-face (24%) and online (128%) gained momentum, while that made with foreign cards continued to fall, but at a slower pace than in the preceding months.

June 7, 2021

Spain | Impact of COVID-19 on consumption in real time and high frequency in may-21

The end of the state of alarm prompted the recovery of spending with BBVA credit and debit cards or at BBVA POS terminals in May, which were 19% higher than those made in the same period of 2019 (13% in April).

May 7, 2021

Spain | Impact of COVID-19 on consumption in real time and high frequency in Apr-21

Spending with BBVA credit and debit cards or BBVA POS terminals in April were 13% in relation to the same month of 2019, 5 points less than in March. The growth in spending with Spanish cards, both face-to-face (10%) and online (128%), offset the adjustment in foreign card transactions.

April 9, 2021

Spain | Impact of COVID-19 on consumption in real time and high frequency in mar-21

Spending with BBVA credit and debit cards or BBVA POS terminals grew 56% y-o-y in March due to the base effect caused by the start of the lockdown period a year ago. Compared to March 2019, the growth in card consumption was lower (18%).

March 5, 2021

Spain | Impact of COVID-19 on consumption in real time and high frequency in feb-21

The decline in card purchases moderated to -7% year-on-year in February due to the recovery in spending with Spanish cards, both online (37%) and face-to-face (-4%). Foreign card transactions continued to decline at double-digit rates (-73%).

February 5, 2021

Spain | Impact of COVID-19 on consumption in real time and high frequency in jan-21

Spending with BBVA credit and debit cards or BBVA POS terminals fell by -11% year-on-year in January, after rising 6% in December. The drop in face-to-face purchases, both with Spanish cards (-9%) and foreign (-68%), accompanied that of online purchases with foreign cards (-73%).

January 15, 2021

Spain | Impact of COVID-19 on consumption in real time and high frequency in dec-20

Spending with BBVA credit and debit cards or BBVA POS terminals grew 6% year-on-year in December, 10 points more than in November, due to the rise in transactions with Spanish cards, both face-to-face (5%) and online (56%).