After Covid-19, the war in Ukraine came to undermine the global economy. Consequences: a rise in the price of raw materials and generalized inflation. As fuel, energy and food prices soar, consumers find themselves forced to make choices. As reported The Parisian in its edition of Saturday May 14, household consumption fell by 1.3% in the first quarter of 2022.
And some sectors are more affected than others. The first to pay the price: clothing and catering. The first “is down 10.3% from the beginning of January to the end of April compared to 2019”, advances Yohann Petiot, general manager of the Alliance du commerce, which brings together 450 brands. The footwear sector is particularly impacted (-6%), as well as that of hygiene and beauty (-5%), which is suffering from the development of telework. As Le Parisien points out, the French seem to be turning more and more towards refurbished and second-hand.