Brazil Retail Sales Fall in December

02/09/18 06:32 AM EST

By Jeffrey T. Lewis

 

SÃO PAULO--Retail sales in Brazil declined in December from the previous month as consumers spent less on furniture and household appliances.

Sales shrank 1.5% compared with November, and rose 2.0% compared with December of 2016, the country's statistics agency said Friday.

Sales of furniture and appliances declined 2.7% in December from November, and sales of books, newspapers and similar products fell 4%.

 

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February 09, 2018 06:32 ET (11:32 GMT)

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