Nissan announced Monday plans to temporarily pause production at one of its Japan factories for Friday and next Monday with plans to restart production immediately thereafter, according to Bloomberg. The company said supply shortages were to blame.
Facilities outside China, including Hyundai, have closed in some cases, but the trend is not expected to extend beyond China, according to an analysis by Verisk Maplecroft.
The majority of companies stopping operations are in Wuhan, China, according to the Nikkei Asian Review, which is tracking stoppages with filings on regional stock exchanges.
Suppliers are wary about reopening facilities were employees would be working in close quarters and living together in dormitories.
Hyundai and Kia shut down manufacturing in South Korea last week, but are expected to begin operations again this week. The "facilities will be flexibly operated in line with parts supply status," the companies told Reuters.
Factory shutdowns have businesses worried about wait times for inventory. One company that tracks third-party sales on Amazon said it has seen an uptick in out-of-stock status on the site, according to Reuters. Amazon has been encouraging those impacted to place their account on "vacation" mode if inventory is unavailable.