Why are PCB-mount AC DC converters so expensive?

I got the PCB quotation sheet and price breakdown from supplier. The unit price is not so pretty due to AC DC converters with outstanding high price, comparing to the PCB I employed wall wart. Is it normal?

The main difference is that the volume of production for board-mounted AC-DC converters is very low, so you pay a boutique price.

Decent quality fully approved (safety and EMC) wall-wart adapters are made in huge volume so the costs are relatively low.

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Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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