China News Service, November 30. According to Euronet quoted EUN News Agency’s report on the 30th, the Italian Retail Association stated that due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, the overall quality of life in the country’s cities has generally declined, and the effective social purchasing power is shrinking rapidly.
Christmas consumption in 2020 is expected to drop by more than 20% compared with the same period last year.
According to reports, data from the Italian Ministry of Emergency Civil Defense report on the 29th showed that as of 18:00 on the 29th local time, there were a total of 1,585,178 confirmed cases and 54904 deaths across the country.
In the past 24 hours, there were 20,648 newly confirmed cases and 541 deaths.
De Luiz, president of the Italian Retail Industry Association, said that due to the crisis triggered by the new crown epidemic, the overall quality of life in cities across the country has generally declined, and the effective purchasing power of the society is shrinking rapidly, especially in holiday consumption.
On November 26, local time, a restaurant in Passo Tonale, a ski resort in the Italian Dolomites, was closed.
Due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, the ski resort is currently in lockdown.
A recent report released by the Milan Chamber of Commerce in Italy pointed out that in the context of the new crown epidemic, although people still have a strong desire to buy on the holiday, the Christmas market consumption is severely squeezed due to the severe shrinking of household income and the uncertainty of the future economic situation.
According to the report, according to social labor market practice, every Christmas Eve, both public officials and corporate employees can receive similar bonuses for the 13th month's salary.
Affected by the epidemic, it is estimated that the total social salary payment in the 13th month of 2020 will be about 2 billion euros, which is about 1 billion euros less than in 2019.
It is expected to seriously affect the Christmas market consumption.
The report pointed out that in 2020 Christmas consumption, household food consumption totaled approximately 318 million euros, a year-on-year increase of 1.8%; consumption of non-necessities, including luxury goods, electronics, travel and holiday dining out, is expected to be the national average consumption The level will drop by 62.6% from the same period in 2019, and the comprehensive average consumption level for Christmas will drop by about 20.3%.
In addition, on the 29th local time, the University of Rome and others jointly released the annual comprehensive urban quality of life report. It pointed out that the new crown epidemic is hitting the economically developed regions of northern Italy. The decline is the largest.
The most severely affected city, Bregamo, has fallen from the 26th place last year to the 40th place this year in the overall quality of life evaluation of the city.
The overall quality of life in the city of Milan dropped 16 places, Lodi dropped 37 places, and Cremona dropped 46 places.
The report emphasizes that among the 107 cities above the provincial level, 60 of them have a good or acceptable comprehensive quality of life.
Statistics show that approximately 42.5% of Italian residents live in areas with poor overall urban life quality.
There are more than 60.1% of permanent residents in the southern region, and the overall quality of life is lower than the national average.