God Sales in Shopping malls They fell 15.1 percent in September at constant prices, without taking inflation into account, while in supermarkets they fell by 7.9 percent, INDEC.
The two indices, the key measure the progress of consumption, They met three consecutive months of decline in sales, in the scenario of the unified recession in the country. In malls, sales reached $ 5,749 million in the ninth month of the year Supermarkets They reached $ 24,307 million.
In the first nine months of the year, sales in malls reached $ 36,449.5 million, still representing a cumulative increase of 3.1%, despite this in the last three months. In supermarkets amounted to $ 239,156 million, a decrease of 0.2% over the same period last year.
On the other hand, although supermarket sales via the online channel increased by 58.7% in September, they currently represent only 1.5% of the total. In the same month, sales at current prices – including inflation – in self-service wholesale stores totaled $ 6,209.1 million, an increase of 22% over the same month last year.
In the purchasing centers, sales at current prices in September 2018 amounted to $ 5,749.9 million, an increase of 17.2% compared to the same month last year.
Perfumera and toys, what still grows in shopping.
During September, the items with the highest growth in sales in shopping centers were "Perfumera y farmacia", 40.1%; "Others", 36.8%; "Juguetera", 32%; "Basket of bookcases and batteries", 31.4%, and "sports clothing and accessories", 29.3%. In the city of Buenos Aires, the items recorded with the highest changes for the same period in the same month of 2017 were "Others", 62.5%; "Perfumera and pharmacy", 38.2%; "The Bookstore and the Waste Basket" and "Juguetera", both with 33.9% and "sportswear and accessories", 31.5%.
In conurbano, the biggest changes in September for the same month of 2017, respectively "Perfumera and pharmacy", 44.2%; "Juguetera", 29.7%; "Furniture, decoration and textiles for the home", 28.5%; "Sports clothing and accessories", 27.9%; And "Librera y papelera", 27.7%.