Retail Sales in Brazil

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Retail sales record worst result in nearly two years in December

Retail sales (excluding cars and construction) fell 2.2% from the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms in December, notably contrasting November’s revised 3.1% expansion (previously reported: +2.9% month-on-month) and the largest drop since January 2016.

Declines were recorded in five of the eight categories of the index, with notably contractions in sales of other articles for personal and domestic use, and furniture and household appliances.

On an annual basis, retail sales rose 0.6% in December, notably below November’s 4.5% expansion. In 2018, retail sales grew 2.3%, modestly above 2017’s 2.1%.


Brazil Retail Sales Forecast


Panelists participating in this month’s LatinFocus Consensus Forecast expect retail sales to increase 3.4% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel sees retail sales growing 3.5%.

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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