- Mar 07, 2018 -
In December 2017, total North American PCB shipments increased 3.7 percent, compared with the same period last year; in 2017, shipments were lower than the 1.8 percent in the same period last year.
In December 2017, PCB orders in North America increased by 33.9 percent compared with the same period last year, resulting in orders on 2017 higher than last year by 8 percent. Orders in December increased by 29.1 percent compared with the previous month.
"North American PCB sales have been growing for four months in a row, especially in terms of strong order volume growth," said Ms Sharon Starr, director of market research at IPC. "coupled with the fact that orders and shipments were in a benign range for 11 months in a row, our team's 2018 sales were positive."
Explanation: the growth rate in June 2017 has been adjusted as the sample of research projects changed.
The details of the report, the North American PCB Industry Survey Statistics report of December, will be published this week. The report details the sales volume of rigid PCB and flexible PCB, the volume of orders, the ratio of orders to shipments, the growth trend of different companies, and the military industry. Medical market growth, sample demand and other important real-time data.
The data interpret the ratio of orders to shipments, using the sample companies involved in the IPC research project in the past three months divided by the volume of sales over the same period. The ratio is more than 1.00, indicating that current demand exceeds supply. Sales are expected to grow over the next three to six months. A ratio of less than 1.00 means that current supply is larger than demand.
The year-on-year growth rate and the growth rate from the beginning of the year to the present are instructive for exploring the development trend of the industry. Because of the influence of cyclical and short-term variation factors, the ring comparison data need to be treated with caution. Compared with the shipping data, The change in order data is even greater, and the change in the ratio of orders to shipments between months is less important. Unless there is a clear trend of change for more than 3 months in a row, it is equally important to explore the reasons for the change in order and shipment ratio as well as to understand the change in the order / shipment ratio.
IPC monthly PCB data, data from local.IPC representative of the rigid and flexible PCB manufacturers sample companies in the US and Canada will provide regular shipment orders issued PCB ratio and PCB statistical report monthly report monthly statistics. The project will be released in the last week of next month.
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