China's daily output of face masks reached 116 million units as of Saturday, 12 times the figure reported on Feb. 1 as factories of all stripes crank up new production lines to meet a surge in demands, the National Development and Reform Commission said. Photo: Xinhua

China boosts face mask production capacity by 450 per cent in a month, threatening a glut scenario

  • Total daily capacity rose to 110 million from 20 million in February with 3,000 new entrants; China made half of the global output in 2019
  • Carmakers BYD and SAIC, iPhone assembler Foxconn and oil company Sinopec are among ‘new faces’ in the industry
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China's daily output of face masks reached 116 million units as of Saturday, 12 times the figure reported on Feb. 1 as factories of all stripes crank up new production lines to meet a surge in demands, the National Development and Reform Commission said. Photo: Xinhua
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