Coronavirus stockpiling: y-o-y growth of consumer goods weekly in the UK 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic leaves the world's biggest economies shaken and puts many European countries in lockdown, shoppers in the United Kingdom (UK) flocked to the supermarkets in the first week of March, 2020, leading to great surges in the sales growth of several non-edible consumer goods products. Compared to the sales value recorded in the same week of the previous year, paper products saw the greatest jump with 78.2 percent growth in the week ending March 8, 2020. As the weeks progressed, year-over-year sales growth figures fared around normal figures.
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Weekly year-on-year growth value of non-edible consumer goods in the United Kingdom (UK) from March to May 2020

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Week ending March 8, 2020 to Week ending May 17, 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures for weeks prior to the most recent week in display here are collected from the reports also published by the source(s).

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