Coronavirus (COVID-19) issues affecting food industry Italy 2020

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 78 percent of Italian companies in the food industry had to face a significant decrease in their orders. The survey conducted in March 2020 also revealed that the outsourcing of external services was difficult, with 25 percent of companies not able to find providers of external services, mostly transport. Moreover, the cancellation of trade fairs, which are important occasions to sign new contracts and meet partners, was an issue for 19 percent of the asked entrepreneurs. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Main coronavirus (COVID-19)-related issues affecting the food industry in Italy in 2020

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March 17-31, 2020

Number of respondents

346 respondents

Special properties

companies of the food industry

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