While the virus currently seems under control in China, other parts of the world are just starting to feel the brunt. Production in China is normalizing again, but there are worries about consumer demand:
Gou, however, warned about weak consumer demand as a result of the coronavirus epidemic which the World Health Organization has now declared a pandemic, and said the U.S. market was of particular concern.
“In the United States, what we are worried about is the market. If production was resumed quickly but consumers stop spending...that would be key to the economic recovery,” he said.