Traffic congestion Is traffic in Asia recovering?

UBS Evidence Lab provides data on traffic congestion as a gauge of economic and leisure activity. This dataset covers 300+ cities in 30+ countries.

08 May 2020
  • Congestion in India fell sharply at the beginning of the outbreak. It remains low, and the daily number of Covid-19 cases has continued to increase.
  • Relative congestion in Shanghai is among the highest in Asia, at almost 80% the year-ago level.
  • Tokyo is at about 50% of last year's level, while relative congestion in Mumbai and Singapore is in the single digits.

Relative Congestion vs. Daily Cases in India

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, TomTom; cases data is from Johns Hopkins University

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Source: UBS Evidence Lab, TomTom; cases data is from Johns Hopkins University