Covid-19 Epidemic Hampers Delivery of Parts to Many Brazilian Industries

The risk of input shortages is greater for mobile phone and computer manufacturers who work with smaller stocks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Covid-19, the coronavirus epidemic that broke out in China, the world's largest exporter of parts, components and finished products, which in recent weeks has rocked the financial markets, has also triggered a warning signal among Brazilian industries, particularly electronics, which use many items imported from Asia.

Multilaser, a company that manufactures electronics in Extrema (MG), projects a 17 percent reduction in the supply of imported parts and components due to the almost one-month long shutdown of Chinese factories.

"This is the expected loss so far because of what has already occurred," said Alexandre . . .

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