Friday, November 25, 2022 | 9:39 a.m.
Sales in supermarkets grew 0.8% during September compared to the same month last year, the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) reported on Thursday.
On the other hand, in wholesale self-services, sales showed a 3.8% drop in the same month, the agency added.
For their part, operations in large shopping centers or malls marked an increase of 52.2% in the same period.
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 in which 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%.