Retail Sales in Brazil

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Brazil - Retail Sales

Retail sales bounce back in January

Retail sales (excluding cars and construction) increased 0.4% from the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms in January, notably contrasting December’s revised 2.1% contraction (previously reported: +2.2% month-on-month). December´s result had marked the largest drop in over two years. However, the result undershot market expectations of a stronger 0.6% increase.

The rebound was driven chiefly by a turnaround in sales of food, beverages and tobacco. In addition, sales of furniture and household appliances also increased, after contracting in December. Meanwhile, sales of fuels and lubricants lost steam from the previous month.

On an annual basis, retail sales rose 1.9% in January, notably above December’s revised 0.7% expansion (previously reported: +0.6% year-on-year). Annual average growth in retail sales, however, ticked down from 2.3% in December to 2.2% in January.

Brazil Retail Sales Forecast

Panelists participating in this month’s LatinFocus Consensus Forecast expect retail sales to increase 3.1% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel sees retail sales growing 3.6%.

Brazil - Retail Sales Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Retail Sales (annual variation in %)4.3  2.2  -4.4  -6.3  2.1  

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Brazil Retail Sales Chart

Brazil Retail
Note: Annual variation of retail sales in %.
Source: Brazil Institute of Geography and Statistics.

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