consumer spending

consumer spending

Consumer spending in Spain outpaces eurozone

The figures issued by the Bank of Spain have confirmed what we could already see with the naked eye; namely that Spaniards are losing their fear of the future and spending again. After several years of austerity, the consumers in Spain have gradually loosened their purse strings over the past year. And to such an extent that consumer spending rose 3.1% in 2015, almost tripling the 1.2% registered a year earlier.


Drop in Eurozone retail sales amid positive overall demand

The Corner | April 8, 2015 | Retail sales were fell by -0.2% in February after four months of growth, but observers will not be unduly worried following release of data from Markit which indicate that retail sales PMIs rose to their highest level since last November.