Out of Stock Series

The Out of Stock Series measures the average percentage of items listed as “out of stock” across multiple retailers for key economies. These views were designed as a response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in an effort to quickly identify shortages of items in large retailers.

The Out of Stock Series is currently available for Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States; the series are updated daily and released on a monthly basis. We are in the process of expanding this portfolio to additional countries.

The retailers included in these metrics are large supermarkets that sell both online and offline. Please note that there is a limited number of retailers that actually show an out-of-stock indicator so these views may not be representative of the overall situation.


PriceStats distributes the Out of Stock Series through State Street, as part of our exclusive partnership. If you are interested in our Out of Stock statistics, please contact us.