Supermarket sales declined in May
29 de junho de 2016
With inflation accounted for, there was a decrease of 2.16% over April and of 2.13% in comparison with May of last year.
São Paulo – Supermarket sales declined 2.16% in May in comparison to April according to the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (Abras). In comparison with the same month of 2015, sales went down 2.13%. The data is inflation-adjusted. From January to May, sales declined 0.23% in comparison with the same period in the previous year.
In nominal values, the sector’s sales decreased 1.39% in May over the previous month, and went up 7% over May of 2015. Year-to-date, sales increased 9.57%.
Sussumu Honda, president of Abras’ advisory board, said that the results were expected. According to him, consumer expectation is improving slightly but economic activity is still facing problems.
*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani