Households latest publications

August 1, 2022

Spain | Young people, emancipation and renting

Young Spaniards emancipate at the age of 30, about three years later than the European average. One of the main reasons for this delay is related to the difficulty of accessing housing at a reduced cost and in a location that meets the preferences of recent graduates.

June 3, 2022

Colombia | Big Data Consumption Tracker. 3 jun, 2022

In May, household consumption slowed compared to April, especially in the second half of the month. Tourism-related spending was the most moderate, while in-city consumption (restaurants, entertainment and urban transportation) remained strong.

May 24, 2022

Spain | Households’ CO2 Footprint: Enhancing Measurement, Economic Analysis and Big Data

This note proposes a path to shore up the measurement of the carbon footprint of the representative household of an economy, enhancing traditional macroeconomic analysis and with the use of Big Data in order to obtain real time outcomes and insights into the impact of the lifestyle of different households.

March 7, 2022

Spain | Housing during the pandemic: and now what?

Some 675,000 homes were sold in Spain in 2021, 38.1% more than in 2020, and well above the level of 2019, before the outbreak of the pandemic. Sales regained the pre-pandemic level in the summer of 2020 and have maintained a robust growth trend since then.

January 4, 2022

Colombia | Decentralization of household spending

Colombia is deepening its spending decentralization process, not only through the incursion of other large cities other than the capital, but also, and this is what is new, towards intermediate cities and regions other than large population conglomerations.

December 21, 2021

Spain | The demand for new housing in the next few years

The growth trend in the real estate market continues. After the correction, between 2008 and 2014, the sector has not stopped growing in the last few years. This advance was only interrupted in 2020— the toughest stage in the COVID-19 pandemic— which is still affecting the world economy.

December 2, 2021

Spain | Inflation: here and now

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think about things we want to take with us into 2022 and what we want to leave behind. Perhaps what we are most anxious for is an end to the pandemic and to get back to “normal” life. Ideally, the inflation that we have suffer would come to an end right here and now.

November 26, 2021

Spain | Economic, social and demographic determinants of housing demand

Since 1996, the number of homes in Spain has increased, as well as their size. This Observatory studies the contribution of different socio-demographic factors such as average household size, population growth and the number of dwellings per household to the demand and size per dwelling.