Impact of COVID-19 on OTC healthcare sales in Italy 2020

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the sales of over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare items increased in Italy. In the week from March 9 to 15, the sales value of OTC products grew by 30 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. As a consequence of the rising number of cases, on March 9, the Italian government announced that the country is in lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. On May 4, Italy started easing its coronavirus lockdown.

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Percentage change in sales value of over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products due to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Italy in selected weeks between March and May 2020

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Release date

May 2020

Region

Italy

Survey time period

March to May 2020

Supplementary notes

Compared to the same period of 2019.
Figures have been taken from several publications.

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