Expected impact of coronavirus on Pakistan and its economy


The global outbreak of coronavirus, which has affected the operation of factories in China and other countries, will certainly affect the consumption of industrial gases to some extent, gasworld Business Intelligence reports.

The shutdown of businesses will lead to a decrease in personal income meaning big purchases on things like cars or appliances will be postponed. This in turn could affect the reduction of gas consumption in welding and cutting applications in general manufacturing, gasworld BI said.

Gas consumption in the food industry and carbon dioxide may go down due to less air travel and the cancellation of large public events.

Pakistan today announced it is shutting all of its land borders and limiting international flights for 15 days.

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