Fuji Price Increases
Probably nothing out of the ordinary with rising silver prices and whatnot, but now its official.
FUJIFILM Corporation has announced that it will implement a worldwide price increase for its photographic films. The price increases are substantial and it would be double digit, but will vary depending on products, markets and regions.
Photographic Films: Color Negative Films, Color Reversal Films, Black and White Films, and Quick Snap.
2. Date of Price Increases: Effective from May 2012
What do they mean by "double digit" ?
I can sort-off understand it, but it seems that Fuji (especially) is looking to pull out of the film business all-together, they cannot possibly expect that MORE films are sold when the price is increased "substantially"....?
I got around 45 rolls of Acros 120 in the freezer and have bulked up on Acros/Neopan in 35mm and I fear that my stash will out-last Fuji's commitment to film, seriously.
Between 10 and 99 percent?
Instant too? I guess they use the same raw materials, etc.
WTF? Are we looking at a doubling in price? That was pretty vague...
I got an announcement from Fuji Film Ireland of their price increase and they are as follows:
Fujifilm branded mini lab chemistry (paper) +5%
Fujifilm branded mini lab chemistry (film) +10%
Fuji Hunt branded chemistry RA4 +5%
Fuji Hunt branded chemistry C41 +10%
Fuji E6 chemistry +10%
Fuji B&W chemistry +14%
Fujifilm crystal archive paper +8%
Fujifilm reversal, professional & 35 mm film +20%
Fujifilm quicksnaps +10%
The reason Fuji give for the price increase is
"due to significant factory increases and the continued rising manufacturing costs and decline in demamd for certain lines"
Nothing new there and I am not surprised at the increases.
That's a little more manageable. I guess Ilford is next to raise thier prices.
Originally Posted by foc
Worldwide, except for Japan
I saw "high Yen" in there among the reasons
If that's all then I don't have a huge problem with it, I thought they were to double+ the film price or something. :)
Hmmm, I worry that rising prices will continue to push what's left of general and snapshot photography over to digital, and just leave analog for the serious and "art" photographers.
Not a problem in itself , other than it must tend to reduce overall consumption, sales and profitability, which may in turn start (or continue) something of a spiral of rising prices. And, for color at least, the ongoing concern of availability of processing services or home chemical kits.
(At least my own freezer holds enough to last me many years, so I'll just keep replenishing stock as it get used :confused: ).