Brazil: face masks and antibacterial gel sales growth due to COVID-19

According to a survey, Brazilian retailers saw an increase of 623 percent in sales of alcohol-based hand sanitizers during the first week of March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, sales of face masks grew 100 percent during the same period. Likewise, Chile also reported an increased demand of masks and antibacterial gel.

Change in sales of face masks and antibacterial gel due to the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil in March 2020

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Release date

March 2020

Region

Brazil

Survey time period

March 2 to 8, 2020

Number of respondents

150 retail chains

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