Research and Markets: Brazil Retail Report Q4 2012: Sales Forecast to Increase by Nearly 62% between 2012 and 2016, From US$97.44bn To US$157.47bn

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Brazil Retail Report Q4 2012" report to their offering.

The Brazilian Retail Report examines the long-term potential of the local consumer market, but flags short-term concerns about the impact on Brazil's economic outlook of structural economic imbalances.

The report examines how best to maximize returns in the Brazilian retail market while minimizing investment risk, and also explores the impact of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and slowing Chinese growth on the Brazilian consumer and on the ability of producers and exporters to realize returns in the short term.

The report also analyses the growth and risk management strategies being employed by the leading players in the Brazilian retail sector, as they seek to maximize the growth opportunities offered by the local market.

Brazilian per capita consumer spending is forecast to increase by a modest 12% to 2016, compared with a regional growth average of 17%. The country comes first in BMI's LatAm Retail Risk/Reward Ratings, although it underperforms slightly for Risk.

Among all retail categories, Mass Grocery Retail (MGR) will be the outperformer through to 2016 in growth terms, with sales forecast to increase by nearly 62% between 2012 and 2016, from US$97.44bn to US$157.47bn. Hypermarkets and supermarkets have gradually taken market share from traditional stores in recent years, with the latter accounting for almost 63% of MGR sales in 2012.

In the competitive arena, BMI sees upside potential in the Growth Acceleration Programme, aimed at increasing infrastructure-related investment via tax incentives and large public and private investments.

The planned measures, if successful, could ease retailers' logistical problems, which are mainly caused by poor road networks in many parts of the country.

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