Retail sales volume in Brazil grew a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in November 2012, as compared to the previous month, according to the data released by Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
Month-on-month, five of the ten retail categories tracked by IBGE showed a rise in sales volumes in November, on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Sales volume of office, computer and communication material and equipment recorded the highest monthly drop, falling 11.4% in November.
During the month, volume of sales of textiles, apparel and footwear moved up 0.1%, while books, newspapers, magazines and stationery articles saw a 0.1% rise in sales volume.
Pharmaceutical, medical goods, toiletries and cosmetics sales volume grew 0.6% on a monthly basis.
The volume of sales of furniture and household appliances decreased 0.2%, while hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco sales volume rose 0.6% month-on-month in November.
Fuels and lubricants sales volume fell 1.5%, while the volume of sales of vehicles, motorcycles, parts and pieces dropped 5% in November from October.
Sales volume of other articles of personal and domestic use climbed 4.2% in November, while the volume of sales of construction material fell 0.9% on a monthly basis.
Year-on-year, sales volume surged 18.2% for other articles of personal and domestic use in November.
Furniture and domestic appliances sales volume moved up 9.3% in May, while the volume of sales jumped 10.9% for pharmaceutical, medical and orthopedic articles, toiletries and cosmetics.
Sales volume of hypermarkets, supermarkets, food products, beverages and tobacco increased 8.3% in November on an annual basis.
Textiles, apparel and footwear sales volume grew 6.6%, while books, newspapers, magazines and stationery articles saw a 8.8% jump in sales volume.