Spain's Stagflation

Below is a chart putting a picture to Spain's ominous economic situation. This week Spain reported producer price inflation at a 24 year high of +10.2% year over year. As the Euro currency depreciates, European countries have an accelerating feature in imported inflation.

Why do global macro investors care about Spain's GDP? Well, for starters, it's still the 8th largest economy in the world. It's also one of the country's who levered up their balance sheet aggressively to the asset leverage cycle.

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(chart by Andrew Barber, Director, Research Edge LLC)