Sales figures have not skyrocketed as much as in spring. However, the Federal Statistical Office has once again registered higher demand for toilet paper, disinfectants and baking ingredients.
Wiesbaden (dpa) – Consumers restocked toilet paper, disinfectants and baked goods ahead of the partial closure in November.
Toilet paper sales figures for the week of October 19-24 were more than double (+139 percent) than the average for the pre-crisis months from August 2019 to January 2020, according to a special assessment by the Federal Statistical Office. In the last week of October 2020, the plus of 84 percent was already lower. The sale of disinfectants has also increased recently, and by the end of October it was more than double the pre-crisis average (+104 percent), according to statisticians.
But there was no longer the same level of hamster shopping as in the spring. Before and during the first shutdown, disinfectant sales sometimes increased eightfold compared to the pre-crisis average. Politics, commerce, and associations had repeatedly emphasized recently that supplies were secure during the Crown crisis.
At the end of October, consumers also stocked up on some foods: sales of baking ingredients flour (+101 percent), yeast (+74 percent) and sugar (+63 percent) in the last week of October they were well above the pre-crisis average, like the Wiesbaden-based company. Most communicated authority. But here, too, the level around the first lock was no longer reached.