Prices for smartphones in Russia in 2022 may grow up to 17%. This forecast was given to Izvestia by retailers and analysts.
In 2021, prices for smartphones in the Russian Federation increased by an average of 34%, in 2022 they may increase by another 15-17%. Mikhail Dogadin, Vice President for Procurement and Development of Svyaznoy, shared this forecast with Izvestia. Apple products were the main driver of growth, he said.
The manager of one of the Russian electronics manufacturers is also expecting a rise in the price of equipment next year. The cost of processors is growing, which often account for a fifth of the price of finished devices. With the current dynamics, chips in 2022 may rise in price by 15-20% compared to 2021, he warned.
Leading analyst at Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin did not rule out that in the first quarter of 2022 prices for computers and smartphones will increase by about 10% compared to their current level. This year, these gadgets have risen in price by about 30%, the expert calculated.
“In the computer market, prices have increased for both expensive gaming devices and budget models. For example, laptops, which at the beginning of the year could be bought for about 20 thousand rubles, now cost 25-30 thousand rubles, ”he said.
As for smartphones, almost all devices in the lower and middle price category went up by about 30% – up to 40 thousand rubles, the expert says.
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Rise from the rules: the industry is expecting a rise in prices for gadgets in the Russian Federation by 15-17%