Only 61% of Beijing’s Large-scale Industrial Enterprises Resume Operation as Coronavirus Containment Continues


Just over 60% of Beijing’s large-scale industrial enterprises have resumed operation as the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak continue.

Official data indicates that only 1887 of 3018 industrial enterprises above designated size in Beijing had resumed operation as of 19 February, for a utilisation rate of only 61.2%.

“En­ter­prises above des­ig­nated size” (规模以上企业) is a sta­tis­ti­cal term used in the Peo­ple’s Re­pub­lic of China to re­fer to in­dus­trial en­ter­prises with an­nual main busi­ness rev­enue of 20 mil­lion yuan or more.

According to the Beijing municipal government industrial enterprises above designated size in the Chinese capital employ a total of 683,000 workers.

326,000 of these employees have returned to work, for a worker utilisation rate of 47.8%.

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