Fujifilm confirms film prices are set to increase by up to 60%

Fujifilm global has announcement it raised the price of its photographic film and paper a week ago, due to the cost of “skyrocketing raw materials and transportation costs” as well as a drop in demand.

In a statement on Fujifilm’s website with the somewhat cryptic title Fujifilm Photo-Related Products: Partial Price Revision Notice, a statement (automatically translated) said,

“Thank you very much for your continued sponsorship of Fujifilm products. Fujifilm Imaging Systems Co., Ltd. has been working hard to absorb photography-related products, such as improving production efficiency and cost savings due to lower demand, in addition to the recent increase in raw materials and transportation costs, but it is difficult to absorb them only by business efforts. We will implement price revisions with the following content.’

According to a chart provided by Fujifilm to DPReviewfilm prices will increase by 20-60%, while photographic paper and chemicals will increase by 10-20%, respectively:

Fujifilm is staggering the increases, with photographic films being the first to see an increase, followed by color photographic paper, processing chemicals and finally Prolab products from June 1, 2022.

The current film range listed by Fujifilm includes two “consumer” films – Fujicolor C200 and Fujicolor Superia X-TRA400 color negative films, and a number of “Pro” films – Fujicolor Pro 400H and 160NS (color negative), Fujichrome Velvia 50 and Velvia 100 (color slide), Fujichrome Provia 100F (color slide) and Neopan 100 Acros II black and white negative film.

Fujifilm Australia did not respond to a request for comment.

Cover photo: Fujifilm.

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