Change in consumption per person during COVID-19 pandemic in Australia 2020

In May, 2020, consumer spending on gyms and fitness during the coronavirus pandemic in Australia had dropped by 93 percent of a normal weekly spend. The effects of lockdown measures and social distancing was also seen the greatly decreased spending on entertainment, transport, and travel. On the other end of the spectrum, spending on food delivery increased remarkably alongside spending on home improvement and online gambling.

Change in consumer spending per person during COVID-19 pandemic in Australia in April/May 2020, by selected goods and services

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

April 13 to 19 and May 11 to 17, 2020

Number of respondents

250,000 respondents

Special properties

Australian consumers

Supplementary notes

Percentages represent the weekly index of consumption per person, where the normal weekly average = 100.

Entertainment category not provided in May data.

Pubs and venues, and department stores categories not provided in April data

Release date is date data was accessed.

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