Toilet paper wasn't the only thing Orange residents rushed to buy when the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier this year.
New figures on local spending patterns has revealed people bought up big on most items, except for travel.
Orange City Council has used the Spendmapp application to compile a list of what people are buying.
Supermarkets (groceries) saw substantial growth in sales in March.Orange City Council report
It will presented to council's next meeting.
A staff report showed spending soared in March, dipped in April and grew again in May.
In every category, except for travel expenses, spending was higher this year than the same time in 2019.
The report said the spending was partly funded by a $750 government cash payment given to eligible welfare recipients in early April and Jobkeeper payments.
"Supermarkets (groceries) saw substantial growth in sales in March (up 165 per cent) as people stocked up on non-perishable items, food staples and toilet paper," it said.
"Supermarkets then experienced a slight fall in April as many people were already stocked up with non-perishables. The month of May then saw a slight growth.
"Trades were also up in March (160 per cent) as people carried out renovations while in isolation or carrying out conversions for home offices.
"They also dropped off in April but rebounded in May. Light industry was also in positive territory over the three months as people renovated properties while in isolation."
The report also found bulky goods (including hardware up 166 per cent in March), specialised and luxury goods (office furniture, toy stores, antique shops up 143 per cent in March) and specialised food retailing (bottle shops) which was up 176 per cent in March, showed increases compared to 2019.
However, not all sectors enjoyed spending growth.
"Some of the most negatively affected groups outside of the travel segment were dining and entertainment, furniture and household, personal services (laundry services, beauticians and cleaning services) as well as professional services," it said.
The travel sector was down 92 per cent in April.
"While there are a number of businesses that have done well in the restrictions and some that have matched the average, there are a number of businesses that have struggled and continue to struggle now," it said.
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