The Cost of Consumer Equipment in Russia May Increase by a Third
"If earlier companies could predict the demand and consumption of semiconductors, microprocessors and other components for various types of equipment, then during the coronavirus everything went wrong," experts report.
Earlier, specialists of the analytical company Canalys recorded record sales of smartphones in the first quarter of the year worldwide — 347 million units. At the same time, due to the shortage of semiconductors, the cost of production is likely to increase in the future.
The main reason for this price jump is associated with an increase in purchase prices in China - by more than 10-15%. Transportation and transportation issues are also a problem. China, in turn, is raising prices in response to US anti-China sanctions, higher prices for procurement materials, and its own logistics problems.