Two thirds of Italians save on clothing, 14% on food
But 47% buy low-cost food products, study says18 October, 11:49
Clothing and travel were also the two sectors in which the greatest number of Italians decided to save, 13% and 10% respectively compared to last year, according to the research.
Almost half of those polled, 49%, cut nights out at a disco along with bar and restaurant meals, 42% did not renovate their homes, 40% did not buy a new car or motorcycle and 37% skipped furniture shopping. Culture also suffered with 35% foregoing to attend cultural events and 29% cutting sports activities.
Nevertheless, 38% of Italian consumers chose to buy products made in third world countries and 24% tried ethnic products. Some 67% remained averse to genetically modified organisms.