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September 15, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Sep-22)

In August, total consumption with BBVA cards fell 2.9% YoY in real terms, thus returning to negative ground after July's increase. Most of the items contracted after the good performance they had had last month.

September 8, 2022

Mexico | The vicissitudes of inflation and the effects on households

A monetary policy that carries the reference interest rate to an excessively restrictive terrain in a context where long-term inflation expectations remain well anchored can have counterproductive effects.

September 2, 2022

Colombia | BBVA Big Data Consumption Tracker

In August, consumption growth stabilized at levels similar to those observed in July, although below those of previous months. There was a weaker performance of goods consumption and a reduction in credit card spending. By city, Bogota maintained the best dynamics among the main cities.

August 11, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Ago-22)

Total consumption with BBVA cards grew 6.5% YoY in July in real terms, reversing the negative performance of June, as did the great majority of categories.

August 10, 2022

Colombia | Una desaceleración saludable

Como en una prueba de resistencia atlética, la economía debe reducir la velocidad para que el crecimiento económico sea sostenible a largo plazo. Es mejor guardar energías para los siguientes años. La maratón económica no es un objetivo de corto plazo: es una meta que se logra paso a paso.

August 5, 2022

Peru | Tracking consumption with real-time data in July 2022

In July, BBVA Research's big data consumption index (inflation-adjusted spending with cards and cash withdrawals) stagnated (YoY growth 0.0%).

July 22, 2022

Argentina | BBVA Research Big Data Consumption Indicator (Jul-22)

In June, total consumption with BBVA cards, in real terms, fell 4.2% YoY, the lowest value since February 2021. Spending declines are evident in all categories.

July 8, 2022

Colombia | BBVA Big Data Consumption Tracker. July 2022.

In June, consumption moderated despite a VAT-free day with a significant positive impact. Spending on services slowed the most. Still, consumption growth remains at high rates.