Consumers in Germany must expect rising prices and longer delivery times for electronic devices in the future.
This is the result of a survey by WELT AM SONNTAG among 20 companies and manufacturers of telecommunications equipment such as routers, entertainment electronics and household appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.
Due to the increased demand in the corona pandemic and bottlenecks in the procurement of semiconductors, all companies are working to adapt their logistics to the situation.
AVM has to wait up to a year for newly ordered goods
However, there are also significantly longer delivery times for suppliers.
The company AVM, which offers one of the most popular WLAN routers in Germany with the Fritzbox, reports on short-term canceled delivery commitments for components.
The company has to wait up to a year for newly ordered goods.
Therefore delivery bottlenecks could not be ruled out.
Gigaset also confirms this.
The company, based in Germany, manufactures cordless telephones, smartphones and devices for the smart home.
About 80 percent of Gigaset products are potentially affected by the shortage of chips, according to the report.
Gigaset also claims to suffer from extended delivery times and replacement times of up to 60 weeks.
The price comparison portal Idealo is also observing rising prices.
"Our data show that the ongoing semiconductor bottlenecks apparently also have an impact on consumer prices," said Michael Stempin, price expert at Idealo, to WELT AM SONNTAG.
"We have seen a significant price increase for many products from the electrical sector, especially in the last few months."