Impact of coronavirus on the import of goods or services of businesses UK March 2020

In the two-week period from March 9 to March 22, 2020, the Coronavirus outbreak impacted the importing of materials, goods or services of approximately 57.5 percent of United Kingdom (UK) businesses, according to the findings of a recent survey. Covid-19 did not have an impact on the importing activities of only 42.5 percent of businesses, the survey revealed.

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Release date

April 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 9-22, 2020

Supplementary notes

* The responses pertain to businesses the question applied to.

The survey covers all business sectors and had a response rate of 20.5%. The survey is voluntary and data are qualitative responses from businesses which should be treated with caution. The questions used in the survey ask respondents to categorize where turnover/workforce/prices/trade are ‘usual’ for the period.

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