Japanu2019s product supply chain will not get back to normal until the autumn, the countryu2019s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has said.

Japan?s product supply chain will not get back to normal until the autumn, the country?s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has said.

A government survey of Japanese industry found that around 60% of Japan?s major manufacturers hit by the 11 March earthquake and tsunami resumed operations by 25 April.

However, 30% said they will not be able to restart operations until July, reports Japanese trade publication Pen News Weekly.

?And some 70% of the manufacturers surveyed have found other suppliers for components and materials, but only 40% said they can secure enough amount by July.

?Thus the recovery to normal operation of the supply chain will be delayed until the autumn,? adds Pen.

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