14% of all public catering establishments did not resume operation after the spring lockdown

How do restaurants feel after a year of quarantine and multiple lockdowns?

18 May 2021

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The number of operational restaurants decreased by 14% after the spring lockdown. Also, their turnover dropped by 12%.

In late March, a lockdown was imposed in Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa, which wasn’t lifted until end-April. The red-zone restrictions stipulated that restaurants serve only take-away food. In some regions, restrictions were lifted earlier, resulting in a slight rebound in end-April.

Operational restaurants
Date7 March 202114 Mar21 Mar28 Mar4 Apr11 Apr18 Apr25 Apr2 May9 May
Restaurants that worked during the lockdown of spring 2021, %100999794919088908386

The restrictions were lifted for the May holidays, but no recovery of note was seen over this period. Only +2% restaurants re-opened. Turnover also increased by a mere 2% compared to the pre-lockdown figures.

Public catering establishments’ turnover
Date7 March 202114 Mar21 Mar28 Mar4 Apr11 Apr18 Apr25 Apr2 May9 May
Turnover of restaurants that worked during the lockdown of spring 2021, %1001059186888586908888

Overall, the restaurant industry lost 40% of operational businesses over the past 12 months.

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