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China's Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo trim smartphone orders by 20%

Trio hit by lockdowns and inflation woes while Samsung and Google less impacted

The Ukraine war, inflation and lockdowns in China are the top factors affecting the smartphone industry this year, said an executive at a supplier to Samsung, Xiaomi and Honor. (Source photos by AP and Getty Images)

TAIPEI -- China's leading smartphone makers have told suppliers to scale back orders for the coming quarters by around 20% from previous plans following monthlong COVID lockdowns that have severely disrupted supply chains and battered consumer confidence, Nikkei Asia has learned.

Xiaomi, China's biggest smartphone maker and No. 3 globally, has told suppliers that it will lower its full-year forecast to around 160 million to 180 million units from its previous target of 200 million, sources briefed on the matter said. Xiaomi shipped 191 million smartphones last year and is aiming to become the world's leading smartphone maker. The company could adjust its orders again as it continues to monitor the supply chain situation and consumer demand in its home market.

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