Coronavirus disruptions in China – breakdown by province

Logistics disruptions across China have paralysed many of the country’s supply chains since the outbreak of a novel coronavirus infection forced authorities to clamp down on movements of material and people within the country.

What has become increasingly evident is that different areas have seen their abilities to operate and to move cargoes affected to varying degrees, and that some mining, metal and mineral sectors have been affected more seriously than others, depending on their exact location within China.
Fastmarkets has collated here a list of the key provinces and areas of the country where main production operations are located, and the latest updates on logistics and operations status in each area, in the week ended Friday February 21.

Heilongjiang: graphite production was still shut down for the winter months. The seasonal halt could last until the end of March. The northern province of Heilongjiang was among those least affected by disruptions. At the same time, transport was restricted due to the border with Russia being blocked as well as a shortage of drivers available for cross-provincial orders.

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Davide Ghilotti

February 21, 2020

16:40 GMT