Trade sector grows 0.9% in January

Trade activity grew 0.9% in January compared to December 2018, according to the latest Serasa Experian Trade Activity Index numbers released on Tuesday (January 19). The highlights of the month were the construction materials industry, with 1.7% growth, and the cars, motorcycles & parts sector, which grew by 0.5%. On the other hand, the textiles, clothing, footwear and accessories category had the largest drop, at 5.4%, followed by supermarkets, hypermarkets, food and beverages (-1.4%); furniture, electronics and computers (-2.3%) and fuels and lubricants (-1.8%).

By BrazilGovNews

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