Consumption in retail stores accentuated its fall and fell 6% in July

Consumption data for July shows a 6% drop compared to the same month in 2021, according to Radar Scanntech. So far this year the drop is 5%.

“In the largest stores we see a greater drop. As for the categories, personal care (-9.9%) and cleaning (-7.3%) are the ones that decreased the most”, explained the general manager of Scanntech, Verónica Bustamante. But the reduction in consumption covers all categories.

In reference to consumption by areas of the country, Salto and Paysandú are the departments with the greatest drop (-16%), linked to the difference in prices with Argentina. Regarding the variation in Montevideo, Municipalities A and D are the ones with the greatest falls (-7% and -6%, respectively).

The average ticket in July was $364. The categories with the greatest presence in the ticket were the milk (18.2%), soft drinks (18.1%), sweet cookies (11.6%) and cigarettes (9.4%).

On the other hand, Bustamante announced that In recent years, the segment of products called “healthy” or “light” has grown from 20.6% in 2018 to 25.2% in 2022.

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