Friday, May 06, 2016

Movement in trade falls 9.5% in April compared with same month of 2015, says Serasa

SAO PAULO-the consumer movement in the retail trade fell 9.5% in April in the country in comparison with the same month of 2015, without seasonal adjustment, according to Serasa Experian Indicator of Trade activity. Compared to March, however, the data shows that there were dessazonalizado already high of 2.1%. The increase, however, is on time, according to the entity. "Cannot be seen as a tipping point," says the analysis area. In the first quarter, the indicator showed a fall of 8.8% compared to the same period completed in 2015.
According to economists of Serasa, the indentation in the movement of retail consumers in April on year-to-year comparison and the first semester of the year reflects the retraction in the batter real (inflation adjusted) income, a reduction in the level of trust and credit expensive and restrictive.
In the fourth month of 2016 in confrontation with April 2015, with the exception of the segment of fuels and lubricants (3.4%), all retail activities showed a decline. Negative rates were 10.1% in the segment of supermarkets, hypermarkets, food and beverages; in 14% on furniture, electronics and Informatics; at 19.2% in vehicles, motorcycles and parts; at 14.5% in textiles, clothing, footwear and accessories; and 6.1% in construction material. "Similarly, in the first quarter of 2016, only the segment of fuels and lubricants (4.8%) is a growth compared to the first quarter of 2015", according to Serasa.
On that basis of comparison, the activity of supermarkets, hypermarkets, food and drinks had 7.2% retraction; the furniture, electronics and computers yielded 13.3%; the vehicles, motorcycles and parts fell 19.4%; the fabrics, clothing, footwear and accessories registered a negative variation of 14.6%; and the construction material fell 4.9%.
In comparison with March this year, the only downfall, of 0.4%, was seen in fabrics, clothing, footwear and accessories. Fuels and lubricants activity was stable compared with the previous month, while the others were discharged: supermarkets, hypermarkets, food and drinks (0.1%); furniture, electronics and Informatics (1.2%); vehicles, motorcycles and parts (0.8%); construction material (1.9%).
DCI – 05/05/2016
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