Slight growth in supermarket sales in September

Thursday, November 24, 2022 | 5:23 p.m.

Sales in supermarkets during September grew 0.8% in relation to the same month last year, reported the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec).

For their part, operations in large shopping centers or malls marked an increase of 52.2% in the same period.

Meanwhile, in wholesale self-services, sales in September reflected a 3.8% drop compared to the same month in 2021.

In supermarkets, with a billing at current prices of $232,153 million, 36.7% of sales were made through credit cards; 30.3% with debit cards; 29.1% in cash and 3.8% through “other means” including digital wallets.

In the sales rooms, 86.4% of the total sales for the month were completed, while the remaining 3.6% were via the Internet.

Sales made in supermarkets with more than 100,000 square meters concentrated 83.9% of operations.

In total sales at current prices, during September, the groups of items with the most significant increases compared to the same month of the previous year were: “Greengrocers and greengrocers”, 120.4%; “Prepared foods and rotisserie”, 110.1%; “Bakery”, 98.1% and “Cleaning and perfumery articles”, 93.1%.

The jurisdictions where the most significant increases in total sales at current prices were recorded were: Entre Ríos, 104.8%; Saint Louis, 99%; Chaco, 94.9%; Tierra del Fuego, 93.0%; and 24 parties from Greater Buenos Aires, 92.9%.

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