As everyone has long noticed – there is a growing shortage of goods in warehouses and stores around the world, which the bosses attribute to a variety of reasons – up to the blockage of the container ship Ever Given Suez Canal. Today, however, one U.S. small/medium wholesaler trading with Asian countries on GLP writes something like this:
I just got off the phone with a fellow China guy – I’ve been doing business with him for a long time and we talk almost every week about supplying groceries and a bunch of cool, but not essential, stuff. There was a bit of a problem – he returned my last payment and told me he couldn’t take orders until the situation changed.
As he explains, their airport cargo terminal is cluttered with all sorts of boxes and crates, but nothing is moving anywhere. And the managers there told him that it would be at least two months before they could accept new shipments. And at that point I suddenly realized something was wrong.
I’ve been doing business in Asia for decades, and I learned something from them. Asians love money and therefore are more than willing to “mislead you a little” to drive up the price. But as soon as you pull out an extra wad of cash, their eyes light up like Gollum’s when he was shown the ring. And then all problems are instantly solved.
However, if Asians close their briefcase at the sight of the ring and walk away without taking the money, it’s a hundred percent sign that shit is already flying to the fan and is about to reach the blades.
All in all, this is another voice warning you to prepare for scarcity in everything. Don’t soothe yourself with mantras like “there’s still rice and noodles on the shelf” and don’t turn a blind eye.
It is the spare parts and components that will be the nail of the horseshoe, the departure of which will crush this kingdom. Over the next few years, life is going to get kind of complicated.
Today, everyone who is lazy writes on the subject of economics and supply chain disruption, yet information from a real person dealing with these supplies is worth hundreds of texts and interviews by great economic minds. In China, and most likely in Asian countries in general, there is a kind of, not dare we say it, asshole. And it is growing.
We can only guess what caused it. It is possible that the PRC authorities are now busy mobilizing the forces and funds needed for the war with Taiwan, so resources could have been drawn there from the civilian sector of the economy, which in totalitarian countries is always part of the military chain of production and supply.
It is also possible that all this is done deliberately – at the command of the globalists, or to cause problems in the U.S. with some other goods. The consequences of the flooding may also be there. As you can see, we can name a lot of reasons, but we do not know what the underlying reason is.
However, what is obvious is that it would be good to have all the necessary small things, like self-tapping screws and hammers, in stock, because soon it looks like there will be not only food but even nails in the stores. And, of course, not only in the U.S., because it seems that the process is global and it will affect the whole world, so let’s follow the developments.