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Coronavirus surge in India hits raw materials, manufacturing across multiple industries

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A wave of coronavirus cases in India has impacted manufacturing and production across multiple industries and regions, according to comments from executives and analysts.

India is the ninth-largest trading partner with the U.S., accounting for 2.4% of year-to-date trade as of March 2021. Some of the most common imports from the country are organic chemicals, industrial machines, cotton apparel and pharmaceutical preparations, according to government figures.

As case surges have shifted around the world, so has the impact to manufacturing and supply chains. In February 2020, Apple warned of supply constraints stemming from the outbreak in China. A month later, automakers in the U.S. and Europe announced temporary shutdowns as the pandemic spread.

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