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November 12, 2021

Spain | The economic storm clouds are gathered mainly in the North

In the last few months, a depression appears to have arrived that has poured cold water on economic forecasts — affecting in particular the autonomous communities of the North. This correction, however, does not stop us from repeating once again that in both 2021 and 2022, growth is expected to reach historical highs.

November 10, 2021

Spain | Analysis of National Tourist Flows in Real Time in Oct-21

According to BBVA's credit card spending data, foreign tourist spending was above the 2019 records for the first time since the start of the pandemic. This, added to the positive effect of domestic tourism, led to a 17% growth in total spending in the sector compared to Oct-19.

October 7, 2021

Spain | Analysis of National Tourist Flows in Real Time in Sep-21

According to BBVA credit card spending data, national tourism spending picked up slightly in September. Growth in the month was 11% compared to 2019 levels (9% in August). If spending by Spaniards abroad is excluded, the advance stood at 22% (19% in August).

September 8, 2021

Spain | Analysis of National Tourist Flows in Real Time in Aug-21

National tourism spending remained dynamic in August. The monthly growth reached 9% compared to 2019 levels (7% in July). If spending by Spaniards abroad is excluded, the increase was of 18% (18% in July).

August 31, 2021

Spain | Domestic tourism: riding to the industry's rescue

Those sectors of the Spanish economy most dependent on the movement of people have been among the most severely hit by the COVID-19 crisis — in particular domestic and foreign tourism.

August 18, 2021

Spain | The recovery in consumption marks the difference in regional growth

The data we have up to the middle of the summer shows the Spanish economy is growing faster than was forecast a few months ago. The recovery in household expenditure—and in particular the increase in domestic tourism—has improved the outlook, with stronger revisions for the Mediterranean coast.

August 11, 2021

Spain | Analysis of national tourist flows in real time in jul-21

The recovery in national tourism spending continued throughout July. The increase in the month was 7% compared to 2019 levels (18% if spending by Spaniards abroad is excluded), which represents an acceleration compared to what was observed in June (-4%).

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.