Nearly 70% of Japanese companies in southern China are expected to lose more than 10% in profits March 3 7:55

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, nearly 70% of Japanese companies in southern China are expected to reduce their profits by more than 10%, such as JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization). I understood from the survey.

JETRO's local office and the Consulate-General of Japan in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, southern China, surveyed Japanese companies in southern China, such as Guangdong and Fujian, from 24 to 28 last month, and received responses from 457 companies. Was.

As a result, 66.1% of the companies said that their profits would decrease by more than 10%, and 29.9% said that they would decrease by more than 20%.

In addition, 38.1% of companies, such as factories, have an operating rate of less than 60%, highlighting the fact that production has not recovered.

For this reason, companies commented that employees who returned to Hubei Province, where infection was serious, were unable to return to work due to movement restrictions, resulting in a shortage of labor and difficulty in purchasing raw materials and parts. Is up.

According to Kenji Shimizu, Director of JETRO Guangzhou Office, "As the number of infected people increases in Japan, there are some areas where Japanese people enter China to be isolated for a certain period of time. There is a concern that it will come out. "