Many Chinese factories have faced a labour shortage as migrants have been unable to return to work because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFPMany Chinese factories have faced a labour shortage as migrants have been unable to return to work because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
Many Chinese factories have faced a labour shortage as migrants have been unable to return to work because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: China’s economy may suffer more than Beijing hoped as manufacturing, service sectors plunge

  • Purchasing managers’ indices for both manufacturing and service sectors drop to all-time lows
  • Steep falls raise questions over extent of damage epidemic has caused to China’s economy and how long it will take the country to recover

Topic |   China economy
Many Chinese factories have faced a labour shortage as migrants have been unable to return to work because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFPMany Chinese factories have faced a labour shortage as migrants have been unable to return to work because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
Many Chinese factories have faced a labour shortage as migrants have been unable to return to work because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
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