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Table 2 Correlations of excess domestic card-present retail payments with selected indicators across pre-lockdown, lockdown, and post-lockdown periods. Source: Own calculations, Worldline/SPS, SFSO

From: COVID-19 and regional shifts in Swiss retail payments

  January/February weeks Lockdown weeks April/May weeks
Correlation p value Correlation p value Correlation p value
All 26 cantons
 65 plus population (as % of total) − 0.01 0.92 0.16 0.07 0.40 0
 Cantonal essentials’ share in retail sector 0.16 0.06 − 0.26 0 − 0.29 0
 Inter-cantonal and cross-border commuters − 0.03 0.70 − 0.57 0 − 0.67 0
 Intra-cantonal commuters 0.23 0.01 − 0.67 0 − 0.54 0
 Urbanization (in % of total communities) − 0.18 0.04 − 0.55 0 − 0.62 0
 Cross-border shopping index, accessibility with own car − 0.02 0.81 − 0.20 0.02 − 0.23 0.01
Excluding eight cantons with high COVID-19 infection rates
 65 plus population (in % of total) − 0.06 0.59 0.27 0.01 0.47 0
 Cantonal essentials’ share in retail sector 0.03 0.77 0.02 0.87 − 0.03 0.78
 Inter-cantonal and cross-border commuters − 0.32 0 − 0.39 0 − 0.59 0
 Intra-cantonal commuters 0.04 0.68 − 0.62 0 − 0.57 0
 Urbanization (in % of total communities) − 0.32 0 − 0.49 0 − 0.49 0
 Cross-border shopping index, accessibility with own car − 0.20 0.07 0.19 0.07 0.33 0