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Retail Sales Increase 6% for Rio+20: Daily

By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Survey results published on July 5th shows that retail sales in Rio de Janeiro increased by six percent during the Rio+20 Conference. The research was conducted by the Centre for the Study of Store Directors Club of Rio de Janeiro (CDL-Rio) in June.

The largest amount of items purchased during the event, by both Brazilians and foreigners, was clothes, accessories and swimwear.

The survey indicated that Africans spent the most during Rio+20, accounting for 34 percent of the total incremental sales. Latin Americans were responsible for 24 percent . . .

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