Chinese analogues of equipment for the production of microelectronics in Russia will not be able to replace all European, American and Japanese ones, in some positions they simply do not exist, in addition, Chinese equipment may rise in price, Alexey Boyko, an analyst at MForum Analytics, shared his opinion with RIA Novosti.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kommersant newspaper newspaper wrote that the cost of European, American and Japanese equipment for the production of electronic components in Russia increased by 40-50% in 2022.
“Against the background of a significant increase in the costs of Russian manufacturers for the purchase of European, American and Japanese equipment (for the production of electronic components – ed.), an increase in demand for Chinese equipment is inevitable … but for a considerable number of positions there are simply no Chinese analogues of the equipment of the countries listed above,” said Boyko.
At the same time, the quality of Chinese equipment depends on the specific manufacturer and models, but “in general, if comparable equipment is produced in China, then it is of acceptable quality.”
The expert added that against the backdrop of growing demand, Chinese suppliers can “take advantage of the difficult situation of Russian customers and adjust prices upwards.”
“Further price growth for equipment from Western countries depends on the exchange rate of the ruble… So far, everything indicates that a further increase in the cost of purchasing imported production equipment is the most likely scenario,” Boyko concluded.