COVID-19 Consumer Survey Insights – Global Impact on Consumer Spending in FMCG – Week 1

Pages: 28 Published: April 30, 2020 Report Code: CSCV2001SR

This report is part of the GlobalData COVID-19 Consumer Insight series, which tracks changes in consumer sentiment, lifestyles, attitudes, and behaviors stemming from the global coronavirus outbreak. It analyses consumer spending habits by category, geography, and demographic during week 1 of GlobalData's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker Consumer Survey.

Security and familiarity, time and money constraints, and health and wellbeing are the biggest influences on consumer spending and are all being heavily and separately shaped by COVID-19. Brands and manufacturers will need to consider affordability and value in their propositions and categories, but also work out where there are opportunities for premiumization linked to new consumer behaviors.


– Consumers globally are buying premium products in the personal hygiene, healthcare, toiletries, and household categories.

– Dairy products remain essential staples.

– Affordability is pivotal for savory snacks.

– Prepared meals are losing appeal as home cooking gathers steam.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Global Impact on Consumer Spending in FMCG

Spending Habits Overview

Cash vs Card

Category Overview

Category Breakdown

About the Survey

Frequently Asked Questions


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