COVID-19: Manufacturers survey details record high demand and production
Leading food and consumer goods manufacturers experienced up to 500 per cent increased demand in the last two weeks of March, an all-time high according to a new survey released today. 80 per cent of surveyed manufacturers increased production, particularly for their most in-demand food, cleaning, household, and health products.
Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) conducted the survey of its members to provide critical insight into business impacts and responses related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Food and consumer goods manufacturers’ extraordinary engagement has been integral to the initial phases of Canada’s COVID-19 outbreak and reaction,” commented FCPC President and CEO Michael Graydon.
“It appears likely the COVID-19 pandemic will entail a prolonged period of uncertainty for Canadian businesses and consumers. Quantifying the profound impacts of COVID-19 on our production, supplies, and workplaces is critical to making smart preparations for continuing the smoothest possible operations to make the food, cleaning, household and health products Canadians need.”
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