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The Coronavirus recession, also known as Corona Recession[by whom?] is an economic recession which started affecting the world economy in 2020 due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. It is one socio-economic impact of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. While economic data takes time to be collected, many economists agree that the recession is already happening. This has also been supported by findings from surveys of purchasing managers in the United States, Europe and China. The United States currently has almost nine times as many unemployment claims as during the previous peak in 1982.
IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva on 24 March declared in a statement that the global economy will contract in 2020 and this "recession [is] at least as bad as during the global financial crisis or worse." Almost 80 countries have asked the IMF for help.(subscription required)
Many countries with large economies, such as Italy and Spain, have enacted quarantine policies. This has led to the disruption of business activities in many economic sectors. Developing countries are also forecast to be severely impacted by the coronavirus.
The global stock market crash began on 20 February 2020. Global markets into early March became extremely volatile, with large swings occurring in global markets. On 9 March, most global markets reported severe contractions, mainly in response to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic and a described Russia–Saudi Arabia oil price war. This became colloquially known as Black Monday I, and at the time was the worst drop since the Great Recession in 2008.
Recession by sectorEdit
Shopping centers around the world responded by reducing hours or closing down temporarily in response. As of 18 March 2020, the footfall to shopping centers fell by up-to 30%, with significant impact in every continent. Simon Property Group became the first major US-based mall operator to close all centers on 18 March, with government mandated closures in UAE, Italy, Germany, Spain, Brazil and Austria as of 23 March.
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The pandemic has had a significant impact on aviation industry due to the resulting travel restrictions as well as slump in demand among travelers. Significant reductions in passenger numbers has resulted in planes flying empty between airports and the cancellation of flights.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic has impacted the restaurant business. In the beginning of March 2020, some major cities in the US announced that bars and restaurants would be closed to sit-down diners and limited to takeout orders and delivery. Some employees were fired, and more employees lacked sick leave in the sector compared to similar sectors.
Recession by countryEdit
Housing prices in Australia could become 20% more affordable as a result of the recession.
A new record of unemployment claims was made, with 3.3 million claims made in the week ending on 21 March, with the previous record being 700,000 from 1982. Restaurant patronage has fallen sharply across the country, and major airlines are reducing their operations on a large scale. The Big Three car manufacturers have all halted production.
The US yield curve inverted in 2019, usually indicative of a forthcoming recession. The St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index increased sharply from below zero to 5.8 during March 2020.
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