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Produce: Retail sales exceeded S/ 4,600 million in July this year

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Sales of domestic trade in the country they exceeded S / 4,600 million last July, which represents a growth of 1.4% compared to the same month of 2021, reported the Ministry of Production (Produces).

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The head of Produce, Jorge Prado Palomino, stated that this result responds to the increase in the billing of supermarkets and hypermarkets (1.4%) pharmacy and drugstores (16.5%), and bookstores and stationery items (66.5%).

“Internal trade sales in July maintained a positive result, they have even managed to exceed the levels of prepandemic. This is due to a gradual recovery of domestic demand, despite the rise in prices of the most consumed products of the population that has been generating a change in consumption habits”, he highlighted.

Likewise, he asserted that internal trade sales accumulate 17 months of continuous growth, driven by the growth of internal demand close to 2% and the opening of new commercial premises.

Advances by items

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According to figures from the General Office of Impact Assessment and Economic Studies of Produce, supermarket and hypermarket sales registered a slight increase of 1.4% in July 2022, due to the greater demand for food (+8%) , beverages and tobacco (+6.6%) and clothing and footwear (+5.5%).

Regarding the category of books, newspapers and stationery items, the increase was 66.5%, mainly due to the increase in the demand for stationery products and office items (+82.9%).

Meanwhile, pharmacies and drugstores increased their placements by +16.5%, this responds to the increase in sales of pharmaceutical and medicinal products (+19.2%), and to a lesser extent, by sales of personal care products (+6 ,3%).

In contrast, a decrease in sales was observed in the activities of department stores (-1.6%), hardware and finished goods (-7.2%) and home equipment (-13.8%).

Source: Larepublica

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