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May 10, 2022

Mexico | Stagnation of Mexican competitiveness in the US market of imports

The trade war between China and the US and, to a lesser degree, the effects of the pandemic caused the former to lose 4.2 percentage points of share in the US market of manufactured imports between 2018 and 2021.

January 13, 2022

Mexico | Producing all the gasoline that the country consumes is not efficient

Last month the government announced the intention to stop exporting oil as of 2023 to instead use it in the national refining of gasoline with the aim of achieving "energy autonomy" and stop importing gasoline.

July 27, 2021

Spain | Exports of goods and tourism services

Exports of goods overcame the weak start of the year and remained sustained, surpassing pre-pandemic levels in May. A progressive recovery in the tourism sector is expected, as foreign tourism is partially offset by national.

April 13, 2021

Is Spain really as far from the United States as we think?

Despite the fact that is less exposed to the US economy than the rest of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), Spain will still benefit from expansionary policy in the United States. BBVA Research believes that this impact will grow and add around 0.2 pp to GDP growth in 2021 and 0.8 pp in 2022.

April 7, 2021

Spain | Spanish exports of goods after COVID-19

Despite the difficult global context brought about by COVID, the Spanish exports of goods maintained their export market destination and gained competitiveness and share in international trade. Outlook is favourable, although the uncertainty about the pandemic remains high and its impact on global activity is relevant.

April 5, 2021

Spain | Exports will lead the recovery again

COVID-19 hit international trade in 2020, paralyzing activity in several sectors and disrupting global supply chains. Demand plummeted and trade flows were severely damaged. The upward trend in the export of Spanish goods that had been ongoing since 2010 was also interrupted.

March 29, 2021

Global | The new normal of international trade

The expansion of global trade has slowed in recent years, following a long period of exuberance. How will trade flows evolve over the next decade, taking into account recent trends such as the pandemic and climate change, as well as other factors?

March 23, 2021

Global | Prospects of international trade by 2030

International trade will slow down by 2030, due to both traditional factors (technology, economic development, trade policies) and new determinants (COVID-19, sustainability).