GE Appliances Canada advises that rising costs of non-ferrous materials
may impact consumer pricing
TORONTO, June 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Over the past year, the price of raw materials has increased significantly on a global scale. In fact, a recent Bloomberg composite index of spot prices for 22 raw materials showed that commodities - including stainless steel, copper and aluminum - are at their highest prices since November 2014. In addition to these rising costs of commodities, pricing across the large appliance category may also be further impacted by the new tariffs and regulatory measures enacted by the U.S.
Given these recent market changes, industry leader GE Appliances Canada advised today that consumers should be prepared for price increases in the large appliance category.
"At GE Appliances, we're are acutely focused on offering competitive, fair pricing on all of our products. But we believe it's important to highlight the potential impact that price increases on raw materials may have on consumer pricing," explained Jennifer Caldwell, CFO at GE Appliances Canada. "We are closely monitoring the situation and are continuing to work to provide the best value to our customers."
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