Brazil's retail trade dropped 2.5 percent over a month earlier in March 2020, after rising a downwardly revised 0.5 percent gain in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 7.7 percent decline. It was the biggest fall in retail trade since December 2018, amid business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sales fell for fabrics, clothing & footwear (-42.2 percent); books, newspapers, magazines & stationery (-36.1 percent); other articles for personal and domestic use (-27.4 percent); furniture & household appliances (-25.9 percent); office, computer and communication equipment and material (-14.2 percent); and fuels & lubricants (-12.5 percent). Meanwhile, sales rose for food products, beverages & tobacco (14.6 percent); and pharmaceutical, medical, perfumery & cosmetics articles (1.3 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went down 1.2 percent, following a 4.7 percent rise in the prior month. Considering the first quarter of 2020, retail sales fell 1.1 percent.

Retail Sales MoM in Brazil averaged 0.27 percent from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4 percent in January of 2017 and a record low of -2.70 percent in March of 2003. This page provides - Brazil Retail Sales MoM - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Brazil Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

Retail Sales MoM in Brazil is expected to be -2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in Brazil to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2021 and 1.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Brazil Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.50 0.50 4.00 -2.70 2000 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-12 12:00 PM Dec -0.1% 0.7% 0.2% 0.4%
2020-03-24 12:00 PM Jan -1% -0.5% -0.6% -0.2%
2020-04-07 12:00 PM Feb 1.2% -1% -1.5%
2020-05-13 12:00 PM Mar -2.5% 0.5% -7.7% -4%
2020-06-16 12:00 PM Apr -2.5% -8%
2020-07-08 12:00 PM May -2.5%
2020-08-12 12:00 PM Jun -2%
2020-09-10 12:00 PM Jul


News Stream
Brazil Retail Sales Fall the Most in Over a Year
Brazil's retail trade dropped 2.5 percent over a month earlier in March 2020, after rising a downwardly revised 0.5 percent gain in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 7.7 percent decline. It was the biggest fall in retail trade since December 2018, amid business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sales fell for fabrics, clothing & footwear (-42.2 percent); books, newspapers, magazines & stationery (-36.1 percent); other articles for personal and domestic use (-27.4 percent); furniture & household appliances (-25.9 percent); office, computer and communication equipment and material (-14.2 percent); and fuels & lubricants (-12.5 percent). Meanwhile, sales rose for food products, beverages & tobacco (14.6 percent); and pharmaceutical, medical, perfumery & cosmetics articles (1.3 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went down 1.2 percent, following a 4.7 percent rise in the prior month. Considering the first quarter of 2020, retail sales fell 1.1 percent.
2020-05-13
Brazil Retail Sales Rise the Most in Over a Year
Brazil's retail trade increased 1.2 percent from a month earlier in February 2020, rebounding from a 1 percent decline in the previous month. It was the biggest rise in retail trade since January last year, driven by furnishings & household appliances (1.6 percent); clothing & footwear (1.6 percent); other articles for personal & domestic use (1.5 percent); hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages & tobacco (1.5 percent) and pharmaceutical & cosmetics articles (0.6 percent). Meanwhile, sales dropped for books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (-3.8 percent); office equipment & supplies, information & communications (-1.1 percent); and fuels & lubricants (-0.6 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went up 4.7 percent, its largest increase since March 2018, after a 1.3 percent gain in the prior month and beating market forecasts of a 2.1 percent rise.
2020-04-07
Brazil Retail Sales Fall the Most in Over a Year
Brazil's retail trade decreased 1 percent from a month earlier in January 2020, following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.6 percent decline. It was the biggest decrease in retail trade since December 2018, mostly due to furniture & household appliances (-1.9 percent); office equipment & supplies, information & communications (-1.6 percent); fuels & lubricants (-1.4 percent); hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products & beverages (-1.2 percent); and other articles for personal & domestic use (-0.2 percent). Meanwhile, sales rose for clothing & footwear (1.3 percent); books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (0.2 percent); and pharmaceutical & cosmetics articles (0.1 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went up 1.3 percent.
2020-03-24
Brazil Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall
Brazil's retail trade dropped 0.1 percent from a month earlier in December 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent growth in November and missing market consensus of a 0.2 percent rise. The most significant falls were recorded for hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products & beverages (-1.2 percent), pharmaceutical & cosmetics articles (-2 percent), textiles, clothing & footwear (-1 percent). On the other hand, sales rose for furniture & household appliances (3.4 percent) and books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (11.6 percent).
2020-02-12

Brazil Retail Sales MoM
In Brazil, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Brazil, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.