Expected change to consumer spending due to the coronavirus 2020, by selected country

Over the next two weeks from March 23, 2020, consumers in Italy, Spain, the UK and the U.S. intended to increase their spending on groceries. Respondents stated that they expected to decrease their spending for every other retail category.

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Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on consumer spending in selected countries as of March 2020, by retail category

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Release date

April 2020


Worldwide, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Survey time period

March 21 to 23, 2020

Number of respondents

4,085 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondent breakdown: 1,073 U.S.; 1,007 UK; 1,003 Italy; 1,002 Spain.

Supplementary notes

* Net intent is calculated by subtracting the percentage of respondents stating they expect to decrease spending from the percentage stating that they expect to increase spending.

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