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According to BBVA Research, annual spending on shopping centers is $ 39 billion.
Proximity is an attribute of neighborhood companies that attract buyers.
David Osorio / EL TIEMPO Archive
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May 16, 2019, 9:00 p.m.
The traditional channels for neighborhood trade are being strengthened, despite the strong rise of stores in department stores.
This was established by a BBVA Research study in which the variables of consumption in the country in the last 10 years are analyzed and perspectives on that matter have been defined.
The number of purchases in the shopping centers is estimated at almost 39 billion pesos per year.
This part of the study also emphasizes the reinforcement of neighborhood formats, to which nearly 55 percent of spending goes. Ten years ago, that percentage reached 25%.
In what corresponds to the payment methods, the number of card transactions increased by 240 percent in 10 years, but today they are 5 percent of the operations performed in the year.
BBVA Research concludes that small payments are preferred by new users.
With regard to the behavior of consumption in the future, the research emphasizes an influence characterized by the growth of the aging population.
"The Colombian population in adulthood and in older age will continue to increase, increasing the dependence rate. At the same time, the birth rate will continue to fall, especially in higher-income households, which will affect Colombian spending decisions in the future, "the report adds.
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