China’s major industrial enterprises near full production resumption

Over 90 percent of the major industrial enterprises in China’s provincial-level regions except for certain areas including Hubei, once the hard-hit province of the novel coronavirus, have resumed work and production thanks to region-specific restoration measures, the top economic planner said Tuesday.

 

Regions including Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Shandong, Guangxi, and Chongqing almost saw nearly 100 percent of their enterprises back on production, said Meng Wei, a spokeswoman with the National Development and Reform Commission.

 

Data on electricity use also pointed to highly recovered vitality across sectors. The nonferrous metals industry saw power use back to the normal level of last year, while the pharmaceutical, chemical and electronic industries saw their electricity use back to 90 percent of the normal level.