Though it might be jarring to see shops putting up their decorations in October, if there was ever a Christmas to get your shopping done early, it might be this one.

Supply chains around the world are struggling to deal with the COVID-19 threat, says economist Cameron Bagrie – particularly in Europe, where the virus is running amok.

“Europe supplies about $20 billion worth of imports into New Zealand,” he told The AM Show on Tuesday.

“The longer that supply chain is disrupted up in Europe as COVID rears its ugly head, the more we’re going to find problems bringing this stuff into the country.”

He’s got a point.  Yikes.


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