Economy... at a glance April 2019 Círculo de Empresarios

Economy… at a glance April 2019

Industrial production Spain The Industrial Production Index, after rising by 2.7% in January year-on-year, declined by 0.3% in February, due to the contraction of the production of the energy sector (-6.15%), of the durable consumer goods (-2.4%) and intermediate goods (-0.5%). By Autonomous Community, the industrial production increased in Castilla-La Mancha (5.1%), Aragon (3.4%) and Canary … Continued

Economy... at a glance March 2019 Círculo de Empresarios

Economy… at a glance March 2019

Public accounts In January, the debt of public administrations reached €1.17 trillion, reporting a year-on-year increase of 2.6%, above the growth of the Spanish economy (2.4% in Q4 2018). Currently, the debt-to-GDP ratio is 97.4%, 2pp over the target set for 2019 (95.4% of GDP). Whereas, BBVA Research forecasts a public deficit of 2.7%* of … Continued

Economy…at a glance December 2018

Growth forecasts In the current context of deceleration of the global economy, the main international organisations have lowered their growth forecasts for Spain. The European Commission and the OECD agree that the Spanish economy will grow 2.6% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019, below the IMF estimate (2.7% and 2.2%, respectively). For its part, the … Continued

Economy at a glance November 2018 Circulo de Empresarios

Economy… at a glance November 2018

GDP growth In Q3 2018, the year-on-year growth of Spain’s GDP remained stable at 2.5% (0.6% compared with Q2 2018), with a 3pp contribution to growth by domestic demand, and for the fifth consecutive quarter, a negative contribution by the external sector (-0.5pp). The Spanish economy grows with a difference of eight-tenths (0.8) above the … Continued


Economy… at a glance September 2018

Signs of slowdown set in for the Spanish economy • GDP In Q2 2018, the Spanish economy expanded by 0.6% quarter-on-quarter, one-tenth less than in Q1, and 2.7% year-on-year, after narrowly exceeding 3% in the last three years. This evolution is explained by the deceleration in private consumption (+0.2% vs 0.6% average in 2017) and by … Continued


Economy … at a glance July-August 2018

Economic growth According to BBVA Research forecasts, Spain’s annual growth will be 2.9% in 2018 (0.4 pp more than the previous estimate). This development is mainly based on a 2.6% annual increase in private consumption, explained in part by the good performance of employment and the increase in real disposable income (2% per year). In contrast, … Continued


Así está… the Economy may 2018

Preliminary Quarterly GDP In Q1 2018, the Spanish economy grew by 0.7% quarter-on-quarter, maintaining the rate of advance of the last two quarters. This evolution continues to be supported by the dynamism of domestic demand, by the improvement of financial conditions and the labour market, and also by the positive contribution of the external sector … Continued


Así está… the economy november 2017

SPAIN GDP flash estimate Q3 2017 (INE) In Q3 2017 the Spanish economy grew by 0.8% quarter-on-quarter (in comparison with 0.9% in Q2) and by 3.1% year-on-year, due to the increase in private consumption and investment, especially in the construction sector. The foreign sector gained momentum in a global environment with a more synchronized growth. … Continued


Así esta… the economy october 2017

SPAIN Tourist movements (Frontur) Spain registered 57.3 million tourists in the first eight months of 2017 (9.9% more than in the same period of 2016). By country, the main countries of origin were the United Kingdom (13 million), France (8.4 million) and Germany (8.2 million). Labour (Ministry of Employment) September ended with 27,858 more unemployed … Continued


Así está… the economy May 2017

SPAIN Advanced GDP 1Q 2017 (INE)) In the 1Q of 2017 the GDP grew by 0.8% quarter-on-quarter and 3% year-on-year. Employment April 2017 (Ministry of Employment and Social Security) In April the average affiliation to Social Security grew 1.18% to reach 18,122,222 employed persons. In year-on-year terms, there were 658,387 more affiliates (+3.77%), the best … Continued


Así está… the economy February 2017

SPAIN Employment January 2017 (Ministry of Employment and Social Security) Registered unemployment rose by 57,257 persons from December to reach 3,760,231, one of the lowest levels of the past seven years. In year-on-year terms, the number of people without work dropped by 390,524 (down 9.41%), the largest decline since 1999. In December there were 1,633,592 … Continued


Así está the economy… Enero 2017

SPAIN Employment December 2016 (Ministry of Employment and Social Security) Registered unemployment was reduced by 86,849 persons with respect to November, for a total of 3,702,974 unemployed persons, one of the lowest levels of the past seven years. In year-on-year terms, it dropped by 390,534 (-9.54%), the greatest drop since 1999 and a descent of … Continued

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