There are nonetheless many small grocery shops known as “Doukas” in Mayotte. INSEE has counted 2000 on the island! However, the smaller ones are shedding floor in comparison with the medium-sized areas which have flourished in all of the municipalities.
The “Douka Bé” are on the rise. These retailers of lower than 400m2 have a extra diversified supply. These shops now dominate the marketplace for frozen meat and fish, rice and gentle drinks. These 4 merchandise alone represent 70% of their turnover. Large supermarkets proceed to draw wealthier clients, however poorer households go there much less… just because they do not have a automotive. Only 1 in 10 poor households personal a car in Mayotte. Large distributors, similar to SODIFRAM and BDM have understood this nicely, and are opening extra and extra of those native retailers.
Supermarkets usually are not as profitable as in Réunion or in mainland France. In Réunion, 77% of purchases are made in supermarkets, towards solely 55% in Mayotte.
Among probably the most modest, we proceed to purchase by the aspect of the roads
On common, Mahorais households dedicate 1 / 4 of their finances to meals: 24%, this determine is down barely by 3 factors in comparison with a earlier survey in 2011. This is a mean that ought to not disguise a big inequality: among the many poorest the meals finances absorbs 36% of earnings towards 17% among the many better-off. The INSEE examine additionally notes that meals bills for ceremonies – weddings, funerals and different non secular holidays – are considerably increased than anyplace else.
The most modest households proceed to purchase recent produce – but in addition garments – by the aspect of the roads or in the markets.
Always flat screens and ovens in vacationers’ baggage
The survey additionally reveals that many non-food purchases, specifically capital items similar to computer systems, cellphones, televisions and small family home equipment, are made exterior Mayotte by the wealthiest households who’ve the means to journey. In worth, these merchandise introduced again by vacationers symbolize 18% of purchases! They are less expensive in Reunion Island and in mainland France than in Mayotte… The massive packaging bins for flat screens and different microwave ovens preserve their place on the baggage supply conveyor belt on the airport.