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Private consumption balance between goods and services changed due to pandemic spending patterns, the subsequent recovery and the current slowdown. In addition, the new momentum of goods consumption since 2024 and the role of government spending are expected to change, again, the composition of household spending.

At the dawn of a possible new crisis derived from inflationary pressures, it is worth asking how Spanish households are doing in terms of their balance sheet of financial assets and liabilities, and whether we should be concerned about rising interest rates.

Household savings increased significantly during the second quarter of 2020, reaching 24.4% of gross disposable income. That is more than double the previous high seen in 2009. There are several reasons for this.

Card consumption slowed down in the second half of August, but its level remains above that recorded in a similar period in 2019. The decline was in line with the return of mandatory confinement measures on Sundays and a normalization of pace o…

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A recent BBVA Research study shows that the likelihood of buying a car declined during the crisis, and has barely gained momentum in recovery.

Modern retail sales will show a good performance in the remainder of this year and next. Later, with the demographic bonus, the increase in the purchasing power of households, and the growing access to digital media that will boost online sales, the sector has room to continue expanding.

A pesar del aumento en la desigualdad de ingresos, las familias más “favorecidas” redujeron el consumo total realizado por el hogar un 17,2% entre 2007 y 2015, mientras el gasto de los hogares más "desfavorecidos" disminuyó sólo un 7,6%. Esto generó una caída en la desigualdad en consumo. El objetivo de este documento es ex…

The Portuguese economy grew by 0.8% QoQ in 3Q16, considerably more than expected (0.3% QoQ). In contrast with previous quarters, domestic demand contributed negatively to growth (-0.4 pp), while the external sector did so positively, by 1.3 pp,…