According to RAMI President Yevgeny Ufimtsev, a comparison of the average prices in the directories for spare parts, working hours and materials that came into force on December 19 with the previous version of these directories (dated October 19) shows that on average there are no significant changes. changes to these directories. That is, in general, the situation with the prices of spare parts for most car brands is stabilizing. At the same time, a comparison of the new reference books with the March 19 reference books shows that the prices of various spare parts have multiplied. So, for example, Nissan and Mitsubishi headlights doubled in price on average, and for some models the price increased up to 3 times. In addition, there was a sharp increase in various parts of bumpers, doors and other things.
He noted that the average increase in prices in the reference book dated December 19, compared to the reference book dated March 19, amounted to 27.7%. Thus, today we are at the price level for spare parts that prevailed in April-June 2022 after the introduction of economic sanctions and the withdrawal of the main automakers from the Russian Federation. The increase practically did not affect car brands, the production of spare parts for which was established in Russia. At the same time, for a number of positions, the price increase turned out to be noticeably higher than average. These are, for example, body parts, doors, hoods, optics. As a rule, there are no replacements for them, and the supply of such parts through parallel imports is not so easy to organize.
For some details, for which parallel imports could not be established, and warehouse stocks are coming to an end, there was a price increase in the December 19 directories compared to the October 19 directories.
There is also a noticeable increase in some positions for the VAZ brand, this is due to the lack of components or materials used to produce these parts. But all the same, the increase in the cost of a VAZ headlight from 3.7 to 10.7 thousand rubles is surprising. What has gone up in price? The plastic? Bulb glass? copper contacts? There’s nothing high-tech about it. And there are doubts that the materials for it have to be imported from abroad. So what is that?
Shock absorbers, as far as is known, are also produced in Russia. It is also unknown why they doubled the price.