He also pointed out that the projection for the remainder of this calendar does not provide many certainties: “It is not very clear yet what the trend will be for this end of the year, since October is usually a thermometer month, but this 2021 did not leave a very true picture. “
The Index of Retail Sales SMEs indicates that the monthly increase was driven by the Perfumery and Cosmetics sectors (+ 10.3%), Footwear and leather goods (+ 7.6%) and Household appliances, electronics, computers, cell phones and accessories (+ 4.8%) .
The good performance of October is explained in the increases of eight of the 11 items surveyed.
In relation to the same month of last year, the highest variation rates were in Toy stores and bookstores (+ 55.7%) and Clothing and sports and recreation articles (+ 50.4%).
Of the 11 items analyzed, six made progress, while five fell.
The biggest drop was in Tires and spare parts for cars and motorcycles (-14.9%), said the CAME.
Compared to the same period in 2019, sales fell 1.1 percent, with the biggest drop also in the Tires and auto and motorcycle parts sector (-23.8%).
The survey contributes that sales accumulate a 13.8 percent increase so far this year compared to the same months of 2020, although they remain 9.1 percent below the same period of 2019.
The business union entity reported that the results were obtained on the average of the monthly and annual variation rates reported by 725 businesses in the country between November 1 and 4.