The household savings rate lay below 6% of gross disposable income in 2017, a figure similar to 2007 just before the real estate bubble burst, and well below the peak reached in 2009 of 13.4%. What factors explain the sharp decline that has occurred in the last few years? CaixaBank Research focuses on this issue.
MADRID | By Francisco López | Spaniards consume more and save less. Household saving rate continues to fall and in the third quarter of 2014 stood at 9.4% of disposable income, the lowest since the end of 2008.