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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)