IBGE: Christmas Season 2019 Retail Sales Better Than 2018 but Worse Than 2017

The volume sold by retail grew 2.6 percent in December 2019 compared to the same month the year before. In December 2018, the increase was 0.7 percent. In the same period of 2017, sales grew 4.0 percent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Christmas in 2019 was stronger for retail than 2018, but poorer than 2017, according to Isabella Nunes, manager of the Monthly Trade Survey at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). "In 2018, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?