Brazil retail sales rise 1 pct in October from September

viernes 12 de diciembre de 2014 07:07 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Dec 12 (Reuters) - Retail sales in Brazil rose 1.0 percent in October from September, government statistics agency IBGE said on Friday, double the median estimate in a Reuters poll.

Forecasts in the poll of 21 economists ranged from a decline of 0.2 percent to an increase of 1 percent.

October sales volumes rose 1.8 percent from a year earlier , the IBGE added, beating a median forecast of 0.95 percent growth. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier and Felipe Pontes; Writing by Asher Levine; Editing by W Simon)