Household consumption up 7.3% in April

Household consumption up 7.3% in April

The consumption of Brazilian families increased by 7.37% in April compared to the same month in 2021, according to a survey released today (12) by the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (Abras). In the first four months of the year, consumption recorded a high of 2.5% compared to the same period last year.Household consumption up 7.3% in AprilHousehold consumption up 7.3% in April

According to the Administrative and Institutional Vice President of Abras, Marcio Milan, the results indicate that there is consistent growth in consumption in the first part of the year. “It shows stability in consumption in the months of February, March and April”, he pointed out. In comparison with March, the expansion of consumption in April was 4.2%.

For this year, Abras’ forecast is that household consumption will grow by 2.8%.

High in prices

The basket with the 35 most consumed products in supermarkets recorded, from January to April, an increase of 8.31% compared to the same period in 2021. In the accumulated of 12 months, prices rose 17.87%.

The products with the highest increases in the first quarter of 2022 were long-life milk (22.35%), soy oil (20.38%), beans (19.71%) and wheat flour (15, 45%).

According to Milan, product prices have suffered from various inflationary pressures, such as rising energy costs with the War in Ukraine. For him, it is necessary to reduce, even if momentarily, taxes to be able to contain the high inflation. “At least a period of cutting these taxes. An effort by the federal, state, municipal government to create alternatives for us to have a free basic food basket”, he defended.

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