China's consumer spending and factory activity fell more than expected in January and February as it fought a virus outbreak, prompting some forecasters to warn this year's economic growth might slump to its lowest level since the 1970s. Photo: AP China's consumer spending and factory activity fell more than expected in January and February as it fought a virus outbreak, prompting some forecasters to warn this year's economic growth might slump to its lowest level since the 1970s. Photo: AP
China's consumer spending and factory activity fell more than expected in January and February as it fought a virus outbreak, prompting some forecasters to warn this year's economic growth might slump to its lowest level since the 1970s. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: global lockdown to hit China’s supplies of steak, lobster and fine wines

  • The virus will hit China’s access to premium food imports, but could also lead to a shift in spending patterns among wealthy shoppers
  • Seafood from Iceland, Australian steak and Spanish wines could be off the menu in China, but individuals say they are already cutting down

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China's consumer spending and factory activity fell more than expected in January and February as it fought a virus outbreak, prompting some forecasters to warn this year's economic growth might slump to its lowest level since the 1970s. Photo: AP China's consumer spending and factory activity fell more than expected in January and February as it fought a virus outbreak, prompting some forecasters to warn this year's economic growth might slump to its lowest level since the 1970s. Photo: AP
China's consumer spending and factory activity fell more than expected in January and February as it fought a virus outbreak, prompting some forecasters to warn this year's economic growth might slump to its lowest level since the 1970s. Photo: AP
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