The threat posed by China’s ‘new normal’

24 March 2016

Slowing demand is having a ripple effect across global supply chains

Is it the end of China’s high-growth heyday? According to the World Bank, the world’s second-largest economy recorded growth of 6.9% in 2015, down from 7.7% in 2013, exposing emerging markets’ vulnerabilities and having an impact on global supply chains.

The global supply chain risk score increased to 79.3 in Q4 2015 (from 79.1 Q3 2015), according to the CIPS Risk Index, powered by Dun & Bradstreet. It tracks the impact of economic and political developments on the stability of global supply chains.

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