Smartphone imports in Russia fell by 38% in the first half of this year amid the withdrawal of major brands over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Kommersant’s Business Daily reported. report Wednesday, citing a GS Group study.
The drop was particularly pronounced in cheap smartphones, where shipments of devices priced below 10,000 rubles ($160) fell by 56%.
Russian tech company GS Group reportedly linked the drop in imports to producer Samsung pulling out of the Russian market and Chinese brands Xiaomi and Realmi cutting supplies.
According to Kommersant, the lower segment phones accounted for 27% of all devices imported into Russia so far this year. This compares to 38% in the first half of 2021.
GS Group Said In May, it was announced that imports of push-button mobile phones had increased 43% in the first three months of the year amid concerns about supply chain disruptions following the invasion of Ukraine and Western sanctions. .
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/08/17/smartphone-shipments-to-russia-drop-38-amid-company-pullouts-a78589 Smartphone shipments to Russia drop 38% amid company withdrawal