March 24, 2020 / 5:39 PM / 16 days ago

Toys trump clothes as virus lockdown changes Dutch shopping habits - ING

AMSTERDAM, March 24 (Reuters) - Dutch consumers are spending less on clothes and gasoline and more on groceries and toys as a lockdown due to the coronavirus keeps people at home and children out of school, ING bank said Tuesday.

The change in shopping habits was revealed when ING , the Netherlands’ largest financial group, looked at a snapshot of debit card payments on March 19, 2020, and compared it with a year earlier.

The overall number of payments fell 21%, with fuel station payments down 43% and restaurant transactions down 81% due to the lockdown, while supermarket purchases climbed 7%.

Transactions on clothes and personal care products were down by more than 50%, while payments at toy stores rose by 16%.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Edmund Blair

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below