Retail ended 2018 with a 2.3% climb in sales

Trading volume grew in four areas of the segment, including supermarkets.

Agência Brasil

Rio de Janeiro – Retail sales volume in Brazil ended 2018 with a 2.3% climb. It is the highest one since 2013, which registered a 4.3% growth. The data is from the Monthly Trade Survey (PMC, acronym in Portuguese) and was released this Wednesday (13) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistic (IBGE, acronym in Portuguese). The result is higher than the 2.1% increase posted in 2017.

Out of the eight activities surveyed, four showed growth in sales volume on the accumulated of the year: supermarkets, food, drinks and tobacco (3.8%); pharmaceutic, medical and toiletry articles (5.9%); other personal and household items (7.6%); and office, computer and communication supplies and equipment (0.01%).

Translated by Guilherme Miranda


Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil

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