Impact of COVID-19 on Mini Cranes Market in Semiconductors and Electronics Industry
ANALYSIS ON IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MINI CRANES MARKET
The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the whole planet with its significant impacts on the economy and businesses across the globe. The COVID-19 spread worldwide in unprecedented ways due to its high infectious and contagious nature and lack of availability of its vaccine. As a result, the most significant medical challenge in the 21st century is yet to be faced by physicians worldwide. Though the emergence of the virus can be traced back to Asia, many European countries and the U.S. have been struck massively by the pandemic. The virus has spread across all regions ranging from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa up to South America. The COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO) due to its increased spread across the globe. After the declaration of the pandemic, various countries announced the complete lockdown, such as India, China and other Asian countries, to decrease its spread. The economies have been affected adversely as most of the trade and economic activities came to a halt. The unemployment rate has grown due to the impact and the global GDP fell by -3.5%. According to the situation report of 7th June 2021 by World Health Organization (WHO) stated 174 million cases of corona had been reported globally and 3.7 million patients are dead due to the coronavirus. On a slightly positive note, 157 million people have recovered and a total of 1.9 million vaccine doses have been administered as well.
STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TAKEN BY MANUFACTURERS
· The mobile crane market in Australia and New Zealand performed well in 2020, despite the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic. In the case of Australia, the government has played a vital role in Sotiris Kanaris's reports. Apart from the effectiveness of its policies that allowed the economy to restart reasonably quickly, the Australian government's investments in infrastructure also had a positive effect on the crane market. Through the strategy, the government says that approximately USD 1.50 billion in new funding will be invested over the next four years to make Australian manufacturers more competitive, resilient and able to scale up to take on the world.
IMPACT ON PRICE
IMPACT ON DEMAND AND SUPPLY
The mini crane companies have been affected severely as the demand for new cranes has gone down as the construction work has been halted in the pandemic due to the lockdown imposed by most countries. The companies also supply cranes on a rental basis which has seen a decline, but some crane rental services could secure essential services categories based on the clients.
· In September 2020, Kate Lampson, director of PR and communications at Lampson International, stated that due to the type of customers they have and the industries that we service, Lampson International was deemed an essential business initially of the pandemic. Since then, they have been able to remain open and run the business as usual. In terms of upcoming projects, most current and future projects have stayed on schedule, with only a couple seeing delays.
IMPACT ON PRICE
The pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of life, including the global economy. With the significant downfalls in many sectors, a collaborative effort of government, industry players and consumers can win the fight against COVID-19.
The mini cranes market, majorly driven by the infrastructure projects, was impacted at the pandemic's start due to the lockdown imposed. Some rental crane service providers having the essential services category were able to survive the situation. As seen from the instance, various governments all over the globe are helping the market by investing in infrastructure. The demand for the mini cranes market is steadily rising as the projects are resumed and should stabilize soon.