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Real Christmas Shopping

ANTONIO PEDRO SANTOS/LUSA

Real Christmas Shopping

ANTONIO PEDRO SANTOS/LUSA

Billing for the holiday season at the end of 2022 is up 25% year-over-year, according to card-acceptance network Reduniq.

Unicre’s Reduniq payment card acceptance network concluded that from December 1, 2022 to January 2, 2023, each consumer spent an average of €231 (€24 more than during the previous Christmas and New Year period).

For each purchase, an average of 35.20 euros was spent (34.70 euros for the same period last year).

Thiago Ooma, Chief Commercial Officer of Unicre, said in a statement that while the increase also reflects an overall increase in prices due to the inflationary crisis, there has also been an increase in transactions (up 23% year on year).

Only on December 23, he pointed out, “Real Christmas Shopping”with a turnover of 71% above the average for the remaining days of the holiday season.

All sectors recorded an increase in turnover, with the largest growth being seen in the hospitality sector (up 53%), followed by decor items (up 25%), supermarkets (up 25%), perfumery (up 25%), fashion (growth by 23%). ), stationery (up 18%), household appliances (up 14%) and toys (up 7%).

By region, those who registered higher values ​​of turnover in homologous terms were Madeira (up 29%), Faro (up 27%), Lisbon (up 26%), Azores (up 24%) and Porto ( more by 21%).

According to Reduniq, when comparing only the New Year period (December 30, 2022 and January 2, 2023), the growth is even greater in Lisbon (billing increased by 69%), the Azores (up 51%), Faro (up 46% more), Madeira (38% more) and Porto (33% more).

Source: Observador

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