Earlier this month, we noted that Raspberry Pi supplies were improving mostly from tweets from Eben Upton who provided data about shipped boards since the beginning of the year. But there are also third-party data that confirm this since RPILocator provides statistics for restocks of Raspberry Pi hardware from approved resellers.
The chart below shows weekly data of restocks since January 2022 until today, and we can clearly see a jump in restocks in recent weeks, especially for the Raspberry Pi 4, so there’s no need to steal old boards from discarded scooters anymore 😉
The ramp-up really started on week 25 (June 19-25) and peaked on week 28 (July 10-16) possibly to fill back orders, and restocks have been going down in recent weeks but still at a higher level than previously. While the improvement is mostly visible for the Pi 4, the Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W also contributed to the peak a few weeks ago. The Raspberry Pi CM3 still looks much more difficult to find with no restock within the last 60 days, and the last one that I can see was on week 13, but I guess it may be expected as demand must be fairly low as well for that specific model.
I don’t expect us to see a large peak of restocks like in July any time soon, and I’d assume the feel of restocks will stabilize at a level that serves the needs of the markets.
Via Tom’s Hardware
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