SAO PAULO Dec 13 Retail sales volumes in Brazil
rose 0.8 percent in October from September,
government statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.
Retail sales had been expected to grow 0.9 percent,
according to the median estimate of 31 economists polled by
Reuters. Forecasts ranged from 0.2 percent to 1.7 percent
October's retail sales jumped 9.1 percent from the
year-earlier period, the IBGE added, close to the
9.0 percent median estimate in the Reuters poll. Forecasts
ranged from 5.0 percent to 11.4 percent growth.