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China's daily mask output exceeds 110 million units

Workers are busy on the face mask production line at the workshop.

The consistent rise in both capacity and output further narrowed the supply deficit.
By the end of February, the daily production capacity of masks in China more than quintupled from Feb. 1 to 110 million units.The consistent rise in both capacity and output further narrowed the supply deficit. As of Saturday, the daily output of N95-rated medical masks reached 1.66 million units to ensure medical staff at the forefront of the battle against the novel coronavirus are well-equipped.

China produces about half of the world's masks with a daily output of 20 million units before the epidemic. The country had to launch massive production expansion to secure supply given the explosive growth in demand.

Measures were introduced to prioritize the smooth operation of mask producers and support technological upgrading in the sector, while some firms retooled their production for churning out the much-needed protective gear to bolster the national fight against the coronavirus