On December 12, 2022, the Raspberry Pi Foundation said that, following over two years of supply chain disruption, things are getting better. The shortage of semiconductors was particularly severe as it became increasingly difficult to get all sorts of materials, which had a significant impact on the availability of Raspberry Pi.
By the end of the second quarter of 2023, the inventory status will be entirely restored, allowing for the immediate delivery of hundreds of thousands of units. This level will be reached before the spread of COVID-19. and first the Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W, then the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, and finally the Raspberry Pi 4 will be added back to the regular inventory.
Costs for materials rise as a result of supply chain interruptions. The cost of the Compute Module 4 has increased by $5 for all variations, while the price of the Raspberry Pi 4's 2GB model has increased from $35 to $45. The Raspberry Pi Zero will now cost $10 instead of $5, while the Zero W will cost $15 instead of $10.