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In Numbers: The Economic Impact of Shanghai’s Covid Lockdowns

Strict Covid-curbs have put 26 million lives on hold in Shanghai – China’s most important economic hub. The resulting supply chain disruptions and revenue losses will spell fresh economic trouble for China, and the world.


  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

  • 3.1% - The year-on-year growth in Shanghai's gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2022, a stark contrast to its 8.1% GDP growth in 2021

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