Trade Balance in Spain
Spain - Trade Balance (Euros)Growth weakened in the first quarter, as household spending was weighed down by surging inflation and the spread of the Omicron variant. Turning to Q2, in April, a robust recovery in tourism likely underpinned the tertiary sector, as signaled by a higher services PMI reading, while the rate of unemployment fell and retail sales rebounded strongly. However, elevated inflation, downbeat consumer confidence and a softer expansion in manufacturing activity call for caution. Meanwhile, the European Commission recently warned of imbalances in the public accounts, with the independent fiscal authority lamenting the absence of a medium-term strategy to bring them under control. Furthermore, the Bank of Spain has called for additional reforms to ensure the sustainability of the public pensions system.
Spain - Trade Balance (EUR) Data
|Trade Balance (EUR billion)||-24.2||-18.8||-24.7||-33.8||-32.0|
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Source: Bank of Spain.
|Bond Yield||0.46||5.62 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||1.12||0.65 %||Dec 31|
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December 1, 2022
Retail sales grew 1.4% year on year in October (September: +0.6% yoy).
December 1, 2022
The current account recorded a EUR 0.4 billion surplus in September, improving from the EUR 0.1 billion deficit clocked in August (September 2021: EUR 1.5 billion surplus).
November 16, 2022
Harmonized inflation dropped to 7.3% in October, following September’s 9.0%.
November 9, 2022
Industrial output expanded 3.6% year-on-year in seasonally and calendar-adjusted terms in September, which was a deterioration from August's 5.2% increase.
November 7, 2022
The S&P Global Composite Purchasing Managers’ (PMI) fell to 48.0 in October from September’s 48.4.