Crisis: Changes and Adjustments in Consumption Patterns
A third of the households in Costa Rica have been making severe adjustments in expenditures, primarily those made outside the home.
Monday, March 9, 2009
At the request of El Financiero, the School of Statistics at the University of Costa Rica did a survey "Costa Rican Households on the Face of the Crisis," which revealed the magnitude of changes in consumption caused by the economic crisis.
In Costa Rica, a UNIMER (Research International) survey commissioned by El Financiero indicated that even high-income sectors plan to reduce their expenses.
The economic crisis facing the country is causing consumers to be more cautious in their purchases, consulting web sites rather than going directly to dealers.
The proportion of the population that claims to have more purchasing power increased by 8% compared to last year.
In the new generations the trend is for energy or water soluble drinks which are used as coffee substitutes.
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