Retail sales up 0.6% from October, says IBGE

Retail sales fell 4.2% compared to November 2020, according to IBGE. Photo: Tânia Rêgo / Agência Brasil

Retail sales rose 0.6% in November compared to October 2021. The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) released data on the sector on Friday (14). Compared with November 2020, retail sales were down 4.2%. In last year’s cumulative retail trade increased 1.9%. The cumulative over the past 12 months, dropping from 2.6% in October to 1.9% in November, signals a drop in the pace of sales.

There was a decline in sales in five of the eight activities: furniture and appliances, with (-2.3%); fabrics, clothing and shoes (-1.9%). fuels and lubricants, (-1.4%); books, newspapers, magazines and stationery, also with (-1.4%); and office, IT and communication equipment and supplies (-0.1%).

In contrast, growth was recorded in hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco (0.9%), pharmaceutical, medical, orthopedic, perfume and cosmetics (1.2%) and other items for personal use and domestic (2.2%). ).

According to the IBGE, 14 of the 27 units of the federation had a negative result in the comparison between November and October. The most intense falls were recorded in Paraíba (-3.1%), Piauí (-3.0%) and Bahia (-2.8%). Among the 13 UF and more, the main ones were Roraima (3.7%), Rio de Janeiro (2.8%) and the Federal District (2.7%).

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