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Consumers who stockpiled food because of coronavirus worldwide March 2020, by country

As of the second week of March 2020, Chinese consumers were most likely to be stockpiling food due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although comparatively unscathed by the pandemic so far, India had the second highest number of respondents (32%) stating they were stockpiling food because of the virus.

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Share of consumers that stockpiled food because of coronavirus worldwide in March 2020, by country

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 12 to 14, 2020

Number of respondents

10,000 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Adults aged 18-74 in Canada and the United States.
Adults aged 16-74 in Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Russia, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom
Sample size is approximately 1,000 individuals per country.

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