Multi-sector Are people around the world going shopping again?

Google foot traffic data shows whether people around the world are returning to work, doing more shopping/leisure activities, or staying at home.

08 May 2020
  • In the US and Germany, visits to retail and recreational locations appear to be recovering from their mid-April lows but are still ~40-50% below pre-outbreak levels.
  • South Korea is almost back to normal.
  • Visits in France, Italy, and Turkey are on the rise.
  • In the Americas, the US and Canada have been recovering gradually.
  • Brazil began to recover quickly in late March, while Mexico has recently seen an uptick.
  • Foot traffic in most APAC countries examined remains low.
  • Unlike in most of the world, traffic in Japan after the outbreak fell slowly rather than steeply.

Foot Traffic to Retail & Recreational Locations – Change vs. Baseline

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google LLC "Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports" https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/ Accessed: May 1, 2020

Global Foot Traffic to Retail & Recreational Locations Through 30-April-20 – Change vs. Baseline

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google LLC "Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports" https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/ Accessed: May 1, 2020