Sales in shoppings fell 15.1% in September at constant prices, without taking into account inflation, while supermarkets dropped 7.9%, the Indec reported. The data confirms that the consumption rate is felt strongly since mid-year. September was the third consecutive month with sales drops, amid a recession scenario that had some of the worst data of the year in October.
In the comparison to current prices, the turnover in supermarkets and wholesalers reached $ 39,927 million, year-on-year increase of 30.8%, which was below the 40.5% inflation measured by Indec itself. Meanwhile, in the large shopping centers, the billing at current prices amounted to $ 5,749 million, with an internal growth of 17.2%, far from the real figure when discounting inflation.
In the recent days of the United Supermarket Association (ASU), the market analyst Guillermo Oliveto said that "people are very dislike, restrictions and adaptations"At the time of making your purchases. While the consultant Kantar Eorldpanel said that "This year was far from what we expected"and in that framework"companies know that they should reformulate the value proposition to reactivate the demand but they do not find clarity at the moment. "
For the ninth month of the year, the wholesalers had announced a similar setback, of 15.4%.
Consumption data in malls and supermarkets adds to other alarming numbers. For example, for the sale of household appliances, which dropped 1.8%, which represented the first year-on-year drop since November 2016, when there was a contraction of 2.1%.
According to industry data, the shrinkage in dispatched quantities was reduced to the lowest expression in September, less than 5% of the production capacity with respect to the white line, and also brown, such as that of televisions, in In both the rest of the items the recess was estimated between 40% and 50% of the values considered normal for that period.
The retail trade in general, meanwhile, had reported a fall of 9.2%. And other items, such as the sale of automobiles, also marked strong declines, which reached 40%.