Recent Coronavirus Impacts on Chinese F&A

China’s industries, including F&A, are bearing the immediate brunt of the coronavirus outbreak. The overall impact – which is most severe for foodservice and on-trade channels – could be more serious and longer-lasting if the virus is not contained within Q1 2020. Disruptions are being experienced across the entire F&A supply chain. However, quick and effective containment of the virus could lead to a rapid bounce-back, as experienced after the SARS outbreak in 2003.

Report summary

The impact on the rest of Asia will largely occur via the reduction of food & beverage spending by Chinese if local transmission of the virus is kept under check.

The actual degree and associated projections of the virus’s impact are difficult to quantify, as the situation remains fluid. Rabobank will provide updates when we have new information.

  • Ping Chew

    Head of RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness - Asia
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  • Michelle Huang

    Analyst – Consumer Foods
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  • Umesh Madhavan

    Analyst – Consumer Foods
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  • Chenjun Pan

    Senior Analyst - Animal Protein
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  • Sandy Chen

    Senior Analyst - Dairy
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  • Jingyan Sun

    Analyst - Farm Inputs
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  • Stacie Wan

    Analyst – Supply Chains and Beverages
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  • Lief Chiang

    Analyst - Grains & Oilseeds
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  • Sudip Sinha

    Senior Analyst - Beverages
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  • Oscar Tjakra

    Senior Analyst - Asia
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  • Ben Santoso

    Senior Analyst - Animal Protein
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  • Charles Clack

    Commodity Analyst
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