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August 19, 2019

Who buys a car?

A recent BBVA Research study shows that the likelihood of buying a car declined during the crisis, and has barely gained momentum in recovery.

August 1, 2019

Mexico | There are 1.65 million households that receive remittances, 4.7% of the total

27% of remittances-receiving households are in the two lower income deciles, and 12.7% in the two upper deciles. Households that received remittances have a consumption pattern very similar to the national average. 36.0% of the expenditure went to food, beverages and tobacco, and 18.6% in transportation and communication.

July 24, 2019

Consumption Outlook. First half 2019

The running out of tailwinds, the smaller increase in financial wealth and consumer financing and the rise in uncertainty will slow down the growth household consumption expenditure to 1.8% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020

July 23, 2019

Mexico | The gasoline shortage crisis: A Big Data analysis

An analysis of the POS operations in gas stations in the Valle de Mexico metro-area are analyzed by day and hour. The crisis began at noon on Tuesday January 8, lasted 13 days, ended on January 20, 16% more gasoline was loaded per operation, and the purchase was increased up to 400% at late night and in the early morning.

April 29, 2019

Colombia | Colombian consumer profile

A profile of the Colombian consumer was created by analyzing different variables that determine their consumption decisions, such as: age, sex, income, household size, source of income, form and place of payment, purchasing power and consumption habits.

April 15, 2019

Colombia | The contribution to companies' productive growth should be defended

In recent weeks, I have spoken to several colleagues about how companies are undervalued by the varied group of people who make up the general public.

February 25, 2019

Automobiles: Regulatory Changes and Demand

Did you buy an automobile in 2018? If so, was this a decision you'd considered in advance? Or were you encouraged to do so by ads from manufacturers and distributors with eye-catching discounts, driven by the new emissions approval cycle known as WLTP, which came into force in September?

February 8, 2019

Consumption Outlook 2H18

Consumption growth, following steady progress in H2 2018, will slow to 2.1% in 2019 and to 1.8% in 2020 as a result of a lower contribution of financial wealth, a disappearance of pent-up demand and increased uncertainty. Fiscal stimuli, increased real estate wealth and steady progress in terms of financing will enable expe…