The COVID-19 virus is still a key concern for the Chinese government and they have committed to keep cases low. This page looks at how movement activity in China has behaved during lockdowns, giving us an idea of how economic activity will be affected and whether we can expect pick-ups or slowdowns in growth.
On the left, we have domestic road freight flow and COVID-19 cases. The freight volume has not resumed back to the level in 2021, reflecting the continuous pressure from sustained zero-COVID policy. The right side chart looks at subway traffic as a guide for how active a typical city might be. China is a large country and the 3 major cities of Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai are shown to illustrate how conditions will vary depending on local outbreak conditions.