Czechs plan to spend less in shopping centers than before Covid-19

Ipsos Research results suggest that a decrease in shopping centre traffic can be expected in Czechia.

Before the pandemic, two-thirds of the population visited shopping centers at least once every 14 days, most often people from large cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. 

However, 24% of visitors now plan to visit shopping centres less frequently or not at all. Only 5% are planning more frequent visits, especially regular visitors.

A decrease in spending in shopping centres can also be expected

Before the pandemic, the normal spend per visit was between CZK 500 and CZK 2.000. 

A quarter of visitors (24%) says that it will now spend less money in shopping centres, only 3% plan to spend more.

Women and young people under 35 want to spend less.

7 out of 10 Czechs are not worried about visiting shopping centres

For greater sense of security, visitors would welcome more disinfection, checking compliance with hygiene regulations and limiting more people.

The concern of a part of the population is also confirmed by a significant increase in the number of visitors preferring to transport to the shopping centre by own car (63%, before the pandemic it was 51%) at the expense of public transport.

In early June, 42% of people restricted public transport due to fears of contagion, while 64% tried to avoid places with higher concentrations of people.

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