Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Foxconn: iPhone maker sees revenue slump as demand weakens

Apple's biggest supplier Foxconn says its revenue last month fell by 11.65% compared to the same period in 2022 due to weaker demand for electronics.

However, February revenue was more than $13bn (£10.8bn), the second highest figure on record for the month.

Foxconn added that operations at the world's biggest iPhone factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are recovering from Covid disruptions.

Also over the weekend the firm said it was exploring opportunities in India.

Foxconn said in a statement on Sunday that revenue from computing, smart consumer electronics and cloud and networking products declined in February from a year earlier "due to conservative customers' pull-in".

"Based on the revenue performance in the first two months, the outlook for first quarter 2023 is roughly in line with market expectation," the company added.

In November, Apple warned that shipments of its new iPhone 14 would be delayed after Chinese officials locked down a district in Zhengzhou where Foxconn's mega-factory is located.

Two weeks later protests erupted at the plant, which disrupted manufacturing as thousands of workers left production lines.