Opinion on shopping for non-essentials after COVID-19 lockdown relaxation India 2020

According to a survey about the shopping trend after the relaxation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown on Indians in April 2020, a majority of respondents would go to the local retail stores or markets to purchase items. In contrast, about 26 percent decided to use the e-commerce sites for purchasing items beyond the essentials list.
India implemented a lockdown for 21 days, announced on March 24, 2020. This lockdown was the largest in the world, restricting 1.3 billion people, extended until May 17, 2020.
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Opinion about purchasing items beyond essentials after the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown relaxation in India as of May 2020

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

May 2020

Number of respondents

8,514 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Survey question:
"Once the lockdown is relaxed in May, how would you go about purchasing items that you need (beyond the essential list)?"

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