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Prevalence rate of panic buying during coronavirus in China 2020

According to a survey on consumer behavior during coronavirus outbreak conducted by Rakuten Insight in April 2020, panic buying was not common in China. About 26 percent of Chinese respondents admitted that they had engaged in panic buying, stocking up mostly dry food items and personal hygiene products.

Share of respondents who engaged in panic buying during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in China as of April 2020

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Source

In cooperation with
Rakuten Insight
Release date

May 2020

Region

China

Survey time period

April 9 to 30, 2020

Number of respondents

1,847 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

829 females and 1,018 males

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question asked in the survey was as follows: "Have you engaged in panic buying because of the coronavirus pandemic?"

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