IKEA raises prices by 9%, sees supply chain disruptions far into 2022

In a statement IKEA said, it is raising the prices by around 9% following an increase in raw material prices and transportation costs.

Previously, IKEA had said it was leasing more ships, buying more containers and re-routing goods between warehouses to mitigate supply chain disruption issues.

But since it expects the turbulence to continue over a longer term, it said, it is now having to pass on costs to customers.

“Prices would go up around 9% on average across its markets, with local variations reflecting different inflationary pressures, including commodity and the supply chain issues,” said Ingka Group.

“Unfortunately now, for the first time since higher costs have begun to affect the global economy, we have to pass parts of those increased costs onto our customers,” said Tolga Öncü, Ingka Group’s Retail Operations Manager.

“IKEA continues to face significant transport and raw material constraints driving up costs, with no anticipated break in the foreseeable future,” said the group in a statement while adding it expected disruptions to continue “far into 2022”.

Ingka Group said, following the coronavirus pandemic is has seen strong demand as people stayed at home more.

It operates through a franchise system, with Ingka the main franchisee to brand owner Inter IKEA with 392 stores including city stores, and 73 smaller store formats.

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