The survey, which gauged the purchasing sentiment in 124 red zones, showed that 74% respondents would not spend on anything apart from essentials even after restrictions are relaxed. Only 26% respondents said they would spend on non-essential products, according to the survey conducted by community platform LocalCircles.
Of the non-essential products that consumers in red zones planned to buy, 19% of the respondents said they were looking to buy electronics items such as laptops, mobile phones and tablets, while a similar number said they were looking for office and school supplies such as books and stationery. About 15% of respondents said they would buy appliances such as ACs, coolers and refrigerators. While 23% respondents said they would buy home furnishings and other home supplies.