China mobility How is traffic congestion trending in China?

Traffic congestion in some Chinese cities appears to have plateaued after the May holiday dip, at around 70-75% of last year's levels.

28 May 2020
  • Wuhan is a notable exception, with congestion down significantly relative to mid-May.
  • Beijing and Shanghai have reached new highs, while Shenzhen has fallen from its late April peak.

Traffic Congestion in Chinese Cities in 2020 Relative to 2019

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, TomTom