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New virus More than 60% of small and medium-sized enterprises are concerned about the impact Japan Chamber of Commerce

2020-02-21T10:12:33.302Z

More than 60% of small and medium-sized enterprises nationwide have been affected by the spread of the new coronavirus, or they said they might be affected in the future ...



New virus More than 60% of small and medium-sized businesses are concerned about the impact The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry February 21, 6:55

According to a survey by the Japan Chamber of Commerce, more than 60% of small and medium-sized enterprises nationwide were affected by the spread of the new coronavirus, or said they had concerns that they would be affected in the future.

This survey was conducted by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry from December 12 to 18 this month, targeting more than 2,600 SMEs nationwide, and received responses from 1970 companies.

According to the report, 11.3% of the companies responded that the new coronavirus had an impact on management, and 52.4% of the respondents said that there was a concern that the effect would be affected if the prolonged period was affected. More than 60% of respondents said they were actually affected or concerned that they would be affected in the future.

When asked in multiple answers about the specific impact, a decline in product orders and sales to Chinese tourists decreased by 61.8%, procurement costs increased by 26.6% due to changes in production bases at business partners, etc. The increase in costs associated with preventing infections of employees and customers was 24.6%.

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling on the government to ease the requirements for subsidizing “employment adjustment subsidies” to retain employees, and to extend guarantees for loans to SMEs.

Mr. Mimura said at a press conference on April 20 that he would like to work on accurately grasping the actual situation of small and medium-sized enterprises and relieving financial anxieties.

Source: nhk

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