Brazil's retail sales volume grew by 2.6% in January from December as revenue climbed 3.6%; in year to January, volume rose 7.3% as revenue grew 12.1%

SAO PAULO , March 23, 2012 (press release) –

The retail trade started 2012 recording a rise of 2.6% for the volume of sales and of 3.6% for the nominal revenue, both rates in relation to the previous month (seasonally adjusted). In the other comparisons, obtained from the unadjusted original series, the national retail trade recorded, as to the volume of sales, increases of 7.3% against January of the previous year and of 6.6% in the index accumulated in the last 12 months. For the same indicators, the nominal revenue of sales recorded change rates of 12.1% and 11.4%, respectively. The complete publication of the survey can be accessed at

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