Half of Apple’s 200 top suppliers — including Pegatron, Compal Electronics — have facilities in and around Shanghai, where COVID-related lockdowns and traffic restrictions “are disrupting a wide swathe of business activities,” according to a Nikkei Asia analysis.

More than 70 companies own manufacturing plants in the  Jiangsu Province that directly supply the U.S. tech giant, according to an analysis of Apple’s latest available Supplier List. The majority of these are in Kunshan and Suzhou, the two cities near Shanghai. A further 30 or so Apple suppliers have facilities in Shanghai itself, the latest epicenter of the COVID-19 surge in China.

The Supplier List is normally released annually and covers 98% of Apple’s spending on materials, manufacturing, and assembly of its products. China is officially committed to a “zero-COVID” policy, and many suppliers with production facilities in the region are worried it will take months for normal operations to resume, according to The Elec.

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