COVID-19 outbreak: Initial impact on automotive supply chain


An extended shutdown of suppliers’ facilities in China’s Hubei and other regions to contain the outbreak will affect vehicle production at many OEMs, and not just in China. Here is an initial analysis on the potential impact on the automotive supply chain

By Thursday midnight (30 January), The National Health Commission of People’s Republic of China confirmed 9,692 cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 213 deaths, in the Chinese mainland. In Central China's Hubei province, where the epidemic is believed to have originated, 5,806 infection cases had been confirmed, including 204 deaths, the commission said on Friday (31 January). On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2019-nCoV outbreak a “global health emergency”. The deadly coronavirus has now spread to every region of mainland China.

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