Rows of Hyundai cars are parked for shipping in the southeastern port of Ulsan in South Korea. Hyundai has suspended work at a factory in Ulsan, hamstrung by a lack of parts as the coronavirus outbreak cripples China’s industrial output. Photo: AFP
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Coronavirus: As crisis drags on, cracks show in global supply chains

  • After decades of offshoring manufacturing to China, the disruption to supply chains caused by the Covid-19 outbreak may prompt some sectors to consider diversifying production
  • The car and smartphone industries have proved quite vulnerable
Rows of Hyundai cars are parked for shipping in the southeastern port of Ulsan in South Korea. Hyundai has suspended work at a factory in Ulsan, hamstrung by a lack of parts as the coronavirus outbreak cripples China’s industrial output. Photo: AFP
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