Retail sales in Brazil went up 1.4% month-over-month in May of 2021, decelerating sharply from an upwardly revised 4.9% rise in April and below market expectations of a 2.4% increase. Sales advanced at a softer pace for furniture & household appliances (0.6% vs 19% in April); office, computer and communication equipment and material (3.3% vs 11.5%); books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (1.4% vs 8.5%) and other products for personal and domestic use (6.7% vs 22.5%). At the same time, sales decreased for pharmaceutical products and cosmetics (-1.4% vs 0.1%). On a yearly basis, retail sales grew 16%, boosted by base effects following the steep decline in May 2020 and broadly in line with market estimates of a 16.5% rise. Considering the first five months of 2021, retail trade grew 6.8% over a year ago. source: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE)

Retail Sales MoM in Brazil averaged 0.29 percent from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 13.90 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -18.80 percent in April of 2020. 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 July of 2021.

Retail Sales MoM in Brazil is expected to be 0.40 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 0.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Brazil Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 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
1.40 4.90 13.90 -18.80 2000 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-13 12:00 PM Feb 0.6% -0.2% 0.6% 0.3%
2021-05-07 12:00 PM Mar -0.6% 0.5% -7% -6.8%
2021-06-08 12:00 PM Apr 1.8% -1.1% 0.1% 0%
2021-07-07 12:00 PM May 1.4% 4.9% 2.4% 1.1%
2021-08-11 12:00 PM Jun
2021-09-10 12:00 PM Jul
2021-10-06 12:00 PM Aug
2021-11-11 12:00 PM Sep


News Stream
Brazil Retail Sales Rise Less than Expected
Retail sales in Brazil went up 1.4% month-over-month in May of 2021, decelerating sharply from an upwardly revised 4.9% rise in April and below market expectations of a 2.4% increase. Sales advanced at a softer pace for furniture & household appliances (0.6% vs 19% in April); office, computer and communication equipment and material (3.3% vs 11.5%); books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (1.4% vs 8.5%) and other products for personal and domestic use (6.7% vs 22.5%). At the same time, sales decreased for pharmaceutical products and cosmetics (-1.4% vs 0.1%). On a yearly basis, retail sales grew 16%, boosted by base effects following the steep decline in May 2020 and broadly in line with market estimates of a 16.5% rise. Considering the first five months of 2021, retail trade grew 6.8% over a year ago.
2021-07-07
Brazil Retail Sales Rebound More than Expected
Retail sales in Brazil rose 1.8% month-over-month in April of 2021, reversing an upwardly revised 1.1% fall in March and easily beating market expectations of a 0.1% gain. It was the first increase in retail activity since last October and also the fastest for an April month since 2000. Sales grew in seven out of eight categories, in particular furniture and household appliances (24.8%); textiles, clothing & footwear (13.8%) and office, computer and communication equipment and material (10.2%). On a yearly basis, retail sales grew at a record 23.8%, above market estimates of a 19.8% jump, mainly due to a low base year effect linked to the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis but also owing to revived government cash transfers. Year-to-date, retail sales advanced 4.7% compared to the same period a year ago.
2021-06-08
Brazil Retail Sales Fall Much Less than Expected
Retail sales in Brazil fell 0.6% month-over-month in March of 2021, reversing a downwardly revised 0.5% gain in February, amid a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths during the March month. Still, sales sank much less than market forecasts of a 7% plunge. Declines were seen for clothing and footwear (-41.5%); furniture and household appliances (-22%); books, newspapers, magazines and stationery (-19.1%); fuels and lubricants (-5.3%); office, computer and communication equipment and material (-4.5%); and pharmaceutical, medical, orthopedic, perfumery and cosmetic articles (-0.1%). In contrast, sales at hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco recorded a 3.3% rise. On a yearly basis, retail sales were up 2.4 percent
2021-05-07
Brazil Retail Sales Bounce Back in February
Retail sales in Brazil rose 0.6 percent from the previous month in February of 2021, following a 0.2 percent drop in the prior month and matching market expectations. It was the first gain in retail activity after two consecutive months of declines. Main increases were seen in sales of books, newspapers, magazines & stationery (15.4 percent vs -25.7 percent in January); furniture & household appliances (9.3 percent vs -11 percent); textiles, clothing and footwear (7.8 percent vs -8.3 percent) and hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco (0.8 percent vs -2.1 percent). Year-on-year, retail sales declined 3.8 percent, the biggest slump in nine months and compared with market estimates of a 3.9 percent fall.
2021-04-13

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.