Retail sales in Puerto Rico for the month of January 2022 reached a total of $2.667 billion. Compared to January 2021, sales increased by $103 million, or 4%. Compared to January 2020, sales increased by $200 million, or 8%.
The categories with the largest year over year percentage increases were special food stores (53.9%), fuel distributors (33.6%), and electronics and appliance stores (25.9%). The largest absolute increases in sales relative to 2021 were department stores ($50 million), supermarkets ($46 m), and pharmacies ($25 m).