Global trade impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
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Besides its worrying effects on human life, the novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) has the potential to significantly slowdown not only the Chinese economy but also the global economy. China has become the central manufacturing hub of many global business operations. Any disruption of China’s output is expected to have repercussions elsewhere through regional and global value chains.
Indeed, most recent data from China indicate a substantial decline in output.