Most Poles will cut Easter spending amid high inflation

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Almost 64 percent of Poles have said in a survey that they will reduce their Easter spending this year as inflation in Poland has crossed the 10 percent mark.

In the UCE Research and Blix Group survey, published on Thursday, 63.4 percent of respondents said their Easter spending would be lower than a year earlier, which compares to a 51-percent figure in a similar poll last year.

Poland's inflation reached 10.9 percent year on year in March, according to a flash estimate by the country's stats office, as global economies are struggling with supply chain bottlenecks and the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Only 20.1 percent of Poles do not intend to cut their Easter spending, which compares to 32 percent a year before.

"The diminishing group of Poles who do not intend to limit their expenditure shows that an increasing percentage of Poles want to do their shopping in a rational and planned way," said Blix Group's Krzysztof Luczak.

"This year, Easter will be overshadowed by the ongoing war and thus may be less lavish than in previous years," he added.

The survey was carried out on a group of more than 2,200 adult respondents at the end of March 2022.