“In the first week of this summer, residents of Moscow resumed visiting large shopping centers open from June 1. The volume of purchases increased by 82% compared to the end of March, when many points in the shopping center reduced their work. Moreover, relative to the period before the pandemic – for example, the first week of February – the overall indicators of visitors’ spending are still lower by 51%, ”the report said.
The bank noted that in the first week of summer, the number of purchases by Russians in Moscow shopping centers is 53% higher than on the eve of the introduction of the self-isolation regime, but 64% lower than in the first week of February.
The average check in June increased by 11% compared with the first week of restrictions and by 25% compared with the figures at the beginning of February, exceeding 10.1 thousand rubles.
VTB also appreciated the restoration of outlets. According to the bank, the number of connected POS-terminals increased by 65% compared to the end of March. At the same time, the activity of outlets is still 57% lower than in early February, the credit institution noted.
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