Sales in supermarkets registered a cumulative improvement of 1.6% in 2022, after operations closed with a 2% drop in the year-on-year comparison in December, the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) reported today.

In large shopping centers, the accumulated figure for 2022 reflected an increase of 35.1%, while sales in wholesale self-services registered a drop of 0.6% compared to 2021.

Compared to last November, operations in shopping malls marked an improvement of 2%, while in self-service the monthly comparison showed a positive variation of 2.2%.

Regarding the evolution of implicit prices in each of these segments, in supermarkets the accumulated figure for 2022 was 95.5%; in large shopping centers it amounted to 113.7%; and in wholesale self-services, 103.5%.

Meanwhile, the consumer price index, also surveyed by INDEC, registered an increase of 94.8% in the twelve months of 2022.

The difference that arises in the variation of the implicit prices in each of these items and with respect to the evolution of the retail price index, lies in the fact that each one is made based on a specific basket of goods.