Survey: Qatari consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis

Although Qatar residents have experienced declining income and savings as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, they are largely optimistic about the future.

In Qatar, the prevailing sentiment is uncertainty about the health of family members and the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Although consumers are optimistic about the country’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 situation subsides, they are cutting their spending on almost all categories. During the crisis, consumers have both adopted and increased their usage of digital activities such as remote learning, videoconferencing, and contactless delivery and pickup of food and supplies.

These exhibits are based on survey data collected in Qatar from April 24–May 1, 2020. Check back for regular updates on Qatari residents’ consumer sentiments, behaviors, income, spending, and expectations.

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