Since the spread of the new type of coronavirus pneumonia, the supply of masks in all parts of the country has been extremely tight, and there has been a general big price increase.
According to media reports, the head of the China Textile Business Association, is urgently coordinating efforts to push production enterprises to overcome the difficulties of employment during the Spring Festival, as soon as possible, to increase market supply.
According to reports, with the return of workers to the factory, the gradual recovery of raw material supply and logistics, it is expected that after February 3, the production of masks will be close to normal production capacity, and the new automatic production line of masks is also continuously put into production.
By the end of February, China is expected to produce nearly 180 million masks of all kinds, of which about 35 million are KN95(corresponding to the standard N95), plus the imported portion, which will greatly ease the tight supply and demand of masks.
The Ministry of industry and information technology previously also said that after this period of efforts, the output of masks in China has reached more than 8 million per day, and the resumption of production has reached 40%. With the gradual recovery of mask production capacity in the near future, the short-term tension of masks is expected to gradually ease.
The Ministry of industry and information technology also explained that there is a validity period for masks. No matter the manufacturer or the hospital, there will not be a large amount of stock in non special circumstances, and the hospital will not usually have a large amount of stock for N95 masks, protective clothing, etc.
China is the world's largest producer and exporter of masks, accounting for about 50% of the world's annual output, with the largest daily production capacity of more than 20 million masks per day.