Brazil: change in online sales during the novel coronavirus outbreak 2020

In the first 15 days of March 2020, overall e-commerce sales in Brazil increased by 40 percent compared to the first 15 days of March 2019. The growth was linked to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. The number of new online shoppers also rose during the month. Meanwhile, online sales of health-related products increased over 120 percent in the South American country. During the first week of March 2020, online sales of hand sanitizers rose more than sevenfold in Brazil.

Change in online sales of health products and total e-commerce during the COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil in March 2020

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Release date

March 2020

Region

Brazil

Survey time period

March 1 to 15, 2019 and March 1 to 15, 2020

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