Italian remain very careful spenders and are increasingly on the lookout for bargains. Traditional features of the Italian lifestyle are being reconsidered, as are consumer choices and strategies adapt to a new economic reality. Social media and the Internet play an increasingly central role in daily life, with consumers spending significant amount of time online. A significant concern across nearly all age groups is employment and job security.
Consumer Lifestyle Reports provide current and detailed snapshots of the unique behaviours, attitudes and spending patterns of consumers in Italy.
In addition to covering important core topics like household disposable income, consumer expenditure, savings and credit and housing and home ownership, this report also contains hard-to-find statistics on more specific consumer-related topics like eating and drinking habits, shopping habits, preferred types of stores and retail venues, clothing and fashion trends and descriptions of how consumers spend their leisure and recreation time.
A consumer segmentation section in the report breaks down the Italy’s consumers by specific age groups, ranging from babies and infants to pensioners; highlighting the factors that influence purchasing decisions and the products in greatest demand for each segment.
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- How many households own microwave ovens? Personal computers? Refrigerators?
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- Where do consumers go on holiday and how much do they spend?
- How well are consumers served by the Italy’s healthcare system?
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Table of Contents
TOP FIVE CONSUMER TRENDS
Savvy Italian consumers respond to austerity by shopping smarter
Italian consumers beginning to embrace m-commerce
Most young Italians still living at home
Italian consumers increasingly turning to private label products to trim grocery bills
Some consumers struggling in depressed housing market
Babies and Infants
Mothers saving money when buying for their babies
Luxury children’s clothes not losing their appeal
Absolute poverty at record rates
Television and social media replace more interactive forms of play
Parents concerned by dangers posed by the internet
Tweenagers developing a taste for unhealthy food
Image-conscious tweens influenced by stylised role models
Teenagers’ lives move online and the smartphone becomes a prized possession
Italian Teens switch from Facebook to Twitter
Young people questioning the value of a university education
High levels of consumption of energy drinks
More than half of Italians between 30 and 34 live with their parents
Middle youth Italians increasingly use online dating sites
Middle youth are increasingly using technology to stay healthy
Italy’s mid-lifers most pessimistic about the future and reconsider consumption patterns
Rising concerns about of the effect of social media on children
“I Nonni” take up more active role in supporting families with young children
- Table 1 Consumer Segmentation and Population Data 2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
HOUSING AND HOUSEHOLDS
Fewer Italians ready to buy homes as property market stagnates
Consumption of ready meals on the increase
Number of home improvements declining
- Table 2 Housing and Households Data 2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
MONEY AND SAVINGS
Attitudes toward Payment Methods
Italians are saving less due to tough economic climate
Loans and Mortgages
Italians increasingly unable to meet mortgage repayments
- Table 3 Money and Savings Data 2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
EATING AND DRINKING
Cooking and baking at home on the increase
Italians are increasingly price-sensitive
Teenage girls are drinking more
- Table 4 Eating and Drinking Data 2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
GROOMING AND FASHION
Perceptions of Beauty
Increased popularity for the “au naturel” look
Men are increasingly sporting facial hair
Affordable but elegant – “Shabby Chic”
- Table 5 Grooming and Fashion Data 2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Attitudes to Health and Well-being
Attitudes to Smoking
Decreasing demand for e-cigarettes among smokers
- Table 6 Health and Wellness Data 2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Main Household Shop
Shopping for Big-ticket Items
Surge in shopping with smartphones
- Table 7 Shopping Data 2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
LEISURE AND RECREATION
Sport and Fitness
Public Holidays, Celebrations and Gift-giving
Fewer Italians going abroad for their vacation
- Table 8 Leisure and Recreation Data 2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Travellers see high-speed train as alternative to flying for domestic journeys
Travelling childfree: the next trend?
- Table 9 Transport Data: 2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016