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April 9, 2021

Colombia | Weekly update BBVA Tracker: Consumption. 8 April, 2021

In the first quarter of the year, consumption grew 7.5% in annual terms, partially influenced by a rebound effect due to the start of quarantines in 2020. In March, the services sectors returned to pre-pandemic levels, compensating for the lower dynamics of goods consumption.

March 31, 2021

Colombia | Weekly update BBVA Tracker: Consumption. 31 March, 2021

So far in March, consumption has maintained a similar dynamic to that observed in February, but with a better performance of the service sectors, in which restaurants and fuel surpassed the pre-pandemic level. The beginning of Easter week in the country slows down spending in restaurants and accelerates hotel spending.

March 31, 2021

Argentina | Real-time consumption monitoring (Mar 31, 2021)

Total consumption continues to be unable to grow steadily, remaining at around 0% YoY. The effect of the beginning of the lockdown a year ago is starting to be felt in the different categories. Based on our indicators, activity is expected to grow again in 1Q21, although a second wave of contagions could weaken consumption.

March 25, 2021

Colombia | Weekly update BBVA Tracker: Consumption. 25 March, 2021

In March, the recovery in spending has slowed compared to that observed in February. Despite a moderation in goods, in the last week of the month a higher relative spending relative to 2019 was observed, driven by the recovery in services, restaurants and clothing.

March 18, 2021

Colombia | Weekly update BBVA Tracker: Consumption. 18 March, 2021

Consumption so far in March remains above that registered in the same period of 2019 and 2020, however, it moderates compared to the rebound observed in February after the confinements. Some services, which were behind, accelerate in March.

March 12, 2021

Colombia | Weekly update BBVA Tracker: Consumption. 11 March, 2021.

Consumption during March has lost traction and slowed compared to February, but is still above pre-pandemic levels. The services group continues to recover slowly but has not yet reached pre-pandemic levels.

March 10, 2021

Argentina | Real-time consumption monitoring (Mar 10, 2021)

During the second half of February, total consumption recorded an average drop of 2.6% YoY, which contracted to -8% at the beginning of March. The growth of the construction sector ratifies the trend of our spending indicators. Changes in the dynamics of ATM cash withdrawals were observed.

March 4, 2021

Colombia | Weekly update BBVA Tracker: Consumption. 4 March, 2021.

Consumption in February returned to pre-pandemic levels, driven by the services segment, which rebounded during the month thanks to the easing of mobility restrictions. Consumption accelerated in all major cities, but only in Barranquilla and Pereira was it above the level recorded a year ago.