Shoppers with their hoard of toilet paper rolls outside a Wellcome supermarket in Causeway Bay on 15 February 2020. Photo: Xiaomei ChenShoppers with their hoard of toilet paper rolls outside a Wellcome supermarket in Causeway Bay on 15 February 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Shoppers with their hoard of toilet paper rolls outside a Wellcome supermarket in Causeway Bay on 15 February 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Online prices of liquid soap, disinfectants, toilet paper soar in Hong Kong as coronavirus fuels panic buying, even robbery

  • The median price of liquid soaps including disinfectants soared by more than 113 per cent, while all-purpose cleaning wipes now cost 214 per cent more
  • Panicky online buying triggered dramatic price swings for toilet paper by 82 per cent

Topic |   Retailing
Shoppers with their hoard of toilet paper rolls outside a Wellcome supermarket in Causeway Bay on 15 February 2020. Photo: Xiaomei ChenShoppers with their hoard of toilet paper rolls outside a Wellcome supermarket in Causeway Bay on 15 February 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Shoppers with their hoard of toilet paper rolls outside a Wellcome supermarket in Causeway Bay on 15 February 2020. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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