Stocked up food items MCO COVID-19 in Malaysia 2020

A survey conducted by on Malaysian consumer patterns during the COVID-19 outbreak, 83 percent of Malaysian respondents stated that they had been stocking up eggs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Eggs remained the most stocked-up on food item amongst the majority of consumers in Malaysia during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. Malaysia introduced the MCO on March 18 in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19. It has been extended again to June 9.

Food items that Malaysians have been stocking up during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period during the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

March to April, 2020

Age group

24 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey was done in two phases:

March 30, 2020: 1,085 respondents
April 21, 2020: 1,100 respondents.

Data for chocolates & wafers, cultured drinks, and others were not included in the second survey.

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