An Indian fruit seller waits for customers at his shop in Mumbai on April 3, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
An Indian fruit seller waits for customers at his shop in Mumbai on April 3, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus lockdown: as India bleeds billions in losses, some exporters eye edge over China

  • With industries shut during the lockdown, job losses could push about 176 million people who earn below US$1.90 a day further into poverty
  • But despite the grim outlook, some exporters say there’s an opportunity for India as rival China reels from the disruption of global supply chains

An Indian fruit seller waits for customers at his shop in Mumbai on April 3, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
An Indian fruit seller waits for customers at his shop in Mumbai on April 3, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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