Smaller Chinese manufacturers are bracing for a drop-off in exports next year as a result of uncertainties surrounding global market demand. Photo: AFP
Smaller Chinese manufacturers are bracing for a drop-off in exports next year as a result of uncertainties surrounding global market demand. Photo: AFP

China’s manufacturing outlook up in the air as supply-chain issues threaten to take shine off roaring exports in 2022

  • Raw-material prices may keep rising next year, but experts say shipping cost pressures could gradually wind down after reaching meteoric highs in recent months
  • China’s weak consumption means ‘export orders are still much more profitable than domestic sales’, supply-chain specialist says

Smaller Chinese manufacturers are bracing for a drop-off in exports next year as a result of uncertainties surrounding global market demand. Photo: AFP
Smaller Chinese manufacturers are bracing for a drop-off in exports next year as a result of uncertainties surrounding global market demand. Photo: AFP
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