New Market Research Report: Argentina Retail Report Q3 2014

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Wed Jul 30 2014

BMI expects Argentina's retail market to experience moderate growth over the forecast period to 2018, but is not overly attractive to potential investors due to high inflation (currently standing at around 30%), price freezes on supermarket goods and a significant amount of the population sitting below the poverty line. However, the number of households falling into the middle-income bracket of USD10,000+ is set to rise steadily, and almost the entire population is situated in urban areas, thereby exposing them to more areas of the retail sector.

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The latest Argentina retail report provides an extensive and comprehensive forecast of various retail indicators including household spending, and headline total spending across each retail subsector, household income and employment forecasts, demographic forecasts, and a detailed breakdown of household and per capita spending across a large number of retail areas including food and drink, healthcare and insurance, consumer electronics, toys, pets, gardens, household goods, and a number of other subsectors.

A rise in disposable income and a taste for luxury items are key factors behind the forecast growth in Argentina's retail sales. Other positive factors such as the availability of consumer credit are likely to see the value of the retail segment increase over the period, with the largest annual increase to come from alcoholic drinks and tobacco (8.4%) education, and clothing and footwear (7.4% each). Food and non-alcoholic drinks, transport and housing and utilities will hold the highest percentage shares of the retail market by 2018, although this is subject to change, due to price freezes implemented by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on supermarket goods, a move that has been implemented to help struggling households afford essential goods. Recreation spending will take a hit, growing by only 3.4% per annum on average. Spending on toys, sports, garden and pets will be...

The Argentina Retail Report has been researched at source and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent assessment and forecasts for the retail sector. The report examines key drivers of retail sales growth and future prospects, including consumer spending and private sector investment.

BMI's Argentina Retail Report also examines the level of development and potential for growth of the retail sector, the commercial initiatives of major players, changing consumer demographics that influence demand and the regulatory environment. Key sub-sectors include mass grocery retail, autos, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, computers and consumer electronics.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent retail industry forecasts for Argentina to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Argentinian retail market.

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