Hygiene product shortages at retail stores due to the coronavirus U.S. 2020

As of March 19, 2020, toilet paper and disinfectant wipes were completely out of stock in 92 percent of selected retail stores. The out-of-stock rate was calculated by dividing the number of "completely out-of-stock" shelves by the total number of shelves audited.

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Out-of-stock rates of selected hygiene products due to coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States in March 2020*

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 18 to 19, 2020

Number of respondents


Special properties

Retail stores

Supplementary notes

*Completely out-of-stock:0% stocked Almost out-of-stock: 1-10% stocked

Number of store audits by retailer: Albertsons/Safeway 27, ALDI 24, Costco 5, Food Lion 13, Kroger 21, Publix 11, Sam's Club 9, Target 29, Trader Joe's 9, Walmart 56, Whole Foods 8.

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