Online home retail: weekly trend during the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK 2020

With the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and lockdown measures imposed in many countries in Europe, growth trends in online retail orders have displayed drastic ups and downs. As displayed in the statistic, in the United Kingdom (UK) weekly online retail transactions made in home and leisure categories saw a 200 percent increase since the start of the year. In the week immediately following the lockdown announcement, weekly growth rate for home and leisure retail went up by 200 percent compared to the same period in the previous year. This growth trend continued through April and the first two weeks of May, with sharp drops in the second half of May.

Home and leisure retail referred to in this statistic included the following sub-sectors: Seasonal, Media & Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Home & Garden, Health & Beauty, Pet Care, Home Office, Business & Industrial.

Year-on-year growth in weekly online orders in home and leisure retail during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK) from January to June 2020

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Release date

July 2020

Region

Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Survey time period

Jan 5, 2020 to June 28, 2020

Supplementary notes

Home and leisure retail includes: Seasonal, Media & Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Home & Garden, Health & Beauty, Pet Care, Home Office, Business & Industrial.
"Online orders" refer to the number of online transactions made on desktop, mobile, and tablet) - aggregated.

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