May 13, 2020 / 12:06 PM / 13 days ago

Brazil retail sales fall 2.5% in March, far less than expected

BRASILIA, May 13 (Reuters) - Retail sales volumes in Brazil excluding cars and building materials fell 2.5% in March from February, statistics agency IBGE said on Wednesday, a far smaller decline than the median estimate in a Reuters poll of economists of a 7.7% fall.

Sales fell 1.2% from the year-earlier period, IBGE said, again far less than the expected 6.0% fall in the Reuters poll.

Reporting by Jamie McGeever; Editing by Andrew Heavens

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below