Try our corporate solution for free!
+1 (212) 419-5770

Impact of coronavirus on shopping in person at physical stores in the UK 2020

During the eight-week period between March 11 and May 6, 2020, the share of consumers who completely stopped shopping in person in physical stores increased dramatically, going from 3 percent in March 11, to approximately 30 percent by May 6, 2020. According to the results of Coronavirus Consumer Tracker conducted by Internet Retailing, a similar change was also observed in the share of consumers who reduced going to physical stores for shopping. As of May 6, 2020, about 62 percent of UK shoppers said due to the coronavirus, they reduced shopping in physical stores.
For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK) and elsewhere in the world, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on shopping at physical stores among consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) in from March to May 2020

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% Discount until October 31st
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

In cooperation with
Release date

April 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 11, 2020 to May 6, 2020

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

UK adults

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "How has COVID-19 (coronavirus) affected your shopping in physical stores?"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Coronavirus: impact on the retail industry in the UK"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.