Percentage growth in retail sales in Italy 2020

During the complete lockdown due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Italian consumers appeared quite worried of running out of food and other consumer goods. Between February and March 2020, Italy experienced a significant growth in retail sales value, if compared with the average values of the previous year. In fact, the food retail sector reported an increase of 16.4 percent in the week between March 9th and 15th.
Consumers in the Southern regions appeared the most eager to make provisions. During the mentioned week, the retail sales value in the South grew by 28.4 percent.
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Percentage growth in retail sales value during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Italy in 2020

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March 23-29, 2020

Supplementary notes

Data prior to March 2020 were previously published by the source.
Change compared to the average sales value registered in the same period of the previous year.
Data include supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, and discounters.

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