Imports of push-button phones to Russia in the first quarter of 2022 grew by 43%, reaching the level of 2017 of 3.5 million devices. This is reported RBC with reference to the report of the analytical center GS Group.
Following the growth in imports of push-button phones, the imports of smartphones are declining. According to GS Group, for the first quarter of this year, it fell by 14% and amounted to 6.8 million units. Cumulative imports of smartphones and phones during this period amounted to 10.3 million devices.
The main deliveries of push-button phones fall on three Russian brands: Inoi, F+ and BQ. They were imported to Russia in the amount of 1.9 million pieces. As the representative of “F-Plus Mobile” explains, the company increased the number of ordered phones, because last year there were significant delays in deliveries. Thus, the company reacted preemptively to a possible shortage. What is the reason for the increase in the supply of phones Inoi and BQ, is not reported.
In January, smartphone imports were at 2021 levels, according to GS Group, but shipments of feature phones began to increase in February. However, this did not prevent the number of imported units in both product categories from falling in March. Importers record a drop by one and a half to two times, to 1.6 million units. This is due to the difficult logistics to the country.
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