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Supply Chain

Half of Apple suppliers operating in China's lockdown-hit areas

Execs warn production and logistics disruptions now could hit Christmas sales

A weekslong COVID lockdown in Shanghai is creating chaos for Apple suppliers based in and around the city. (Source photos by Getty Images and Reuters) 

TAIPEI/BEIJING -- Half of Apple's 200 top suppliers have facilities in and around Shanghai, where COVID-related lockdowns and traffic restrictions are disrupting a wide swathe of business activities, a Nikkei Asia analysis has found.

More than 70 companies own manufacturing plants in Jiangsu Province that directly supply the U.S. tech giant, according to an analysis of Apple's latest available Supplier List. The majority of these are in Kunshan and Suzhou, the two cities near Shanghai. A further 30 or so Apple suppliers have facilities in Shanghai itself, the latest epicenter of the COVID-19 surge in China.

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