Russian Satellite News Agency, Moscow, April 1 The Russian "Kommersant" wrote that with the beginning of spring warming, there is a shortage of bicycles in Russia, and their prices may rise by 10-35 percent.
The shortage is related to the sharp increase in consumer demand for goods in 2020 and the shutdown of some factories, coupled with the continuous delay in the supply of accessories.
At the sellers of imported bicycles, as many as 70% of the varieties of a series of brands are insufficient, and the delivery date is delayed by one quarter. Russian manufacturers have also drastically reduced their product categories.
These difficulties have caused the price of bicycles to rise by 10-35%. In the field of low prices, consumers may face a decline in quality.
The prerequisite for the shortage of bicycles appeared in 2020. At that time, due to the pandemic, bicycle sales worldwide, including Russia, increased sharply, that is, as a substitute for recreational tools and public transportation under restrictions.
Russian delivery couriers have increased this demand.
The newspaper also pointed out that the price of imported bicycle accessories has increased, including those from China due to increased logistics prices.
News 2: Suifenhe Port on the Sino-Russian border prepares to restore the cargo volume to the pre-epidemic level
A Russian delegation led by Russian Commercial Representative to China Alexei Dakhnovsky paid a working visit to Heilongjiang Province from March 28th to 30th. During the period, Suifenhe Municipal Party Committee Deputy Secretary and Mayor Wang Yongping and the Russian delegation had exchanges and discussions on port customs clearance, economic and trade cooperation with Russia and other related topics.
The commercial representative office said: “During the talks, the Chinese representative pointed out that certain quarantine restrictions have indeed been implemented within the framework of the fight against the epidemic, but currently China intends to restore freight to normal scale and has taken measures in this regard.”
The news also pointed out that Suifenhe Mayor Wang Yongping stated that at present, an average of 48 vehicles pass through the Pogranicny-Suifenhe Automobile Port per day, but 60 vehicles per day in some days, which is the same level as before the epidemic. At the Grotekovo-Suifenhe railway port, China is preparing to release up to 14 trains in one direction (28 trains in total).
The commercial representative office quoted Dakhnovsky's words after his work trip and pointed out: "Transportation cooperation is a key component of bilateral economic and trade cooperation. Therefore, restoring the normal operation of the joint port is one of the first tasks we are currently facing."
Earlier, the Russian Consulate General in Harbin told the Satellite News Agency that all ports on the border with China are currently implementing strict epidemic control measures and traffic is restricted, but the situation at railway ports is much better than that at highway ports.