Survey: UK consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis

McKinsey 25 Apr 2020 12:00

In the UK, the prevailing sentiments are uncertainty about how long the COVID-19 crisis will last as well as concern around public health and the economy. While UK consumers are slightly more optimistic than they were in early April, they continue to expect to spend less in most areas. Many consumers are engaging in new digital activities during the crisis and expect a behavioral shift post-crisis, with lower participation in out-of-home social activities.

These exhibits are based on survey data collected in the United Kingdom from April 18–19, 2020. Check back for regular updates on UK consumer sentiments, behaviors, income, spending, and expectations.

About the author(s)

Gizem Günday is associate partner in McKinsey’s London office, where Peter Harries, Stijn Kooij, Shani Wijetilaka are consultants.

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