PCB Order Soared in North American
August 2, 2017, the United States, Illinois Bannock - IPC - International Electronics Industry Association released ‘Statistical Report on PCB Industry in North America in June, 2017’. The report shows a surge about PCB order in June, pushing book-to-bill ratio about PCB order to 1.08, however, sales are still in the doldrums.
PCB total shipments in North American in June, 2017 decreased 3.9% compared with the same period in 2016; year-to-date shipment is 4.2% lower than the same period last year. Compared with the previous month, shipments in June increased 12.3%.
PCB total orders in North American in June, 2017 increased 18.6% compared with the same period in 2016; year-to-date shipment is 1.7% higher than the same period last year. Compared with the previous month, orders in June increased 26.5%.
Director of market research at IPC, Sharon Starr said, orders in North America in June grew strongly, book-to-bill ratio has been above entrepreneur confidence threshold for the fifth consecutive month, indicating that sales will be reversed to up direction in the second half of this year. As order growth in the first half of this year only increased only 1.7% over the same period last year, sales reversal may be relatively slow, let alone year-to-date’s sales have been lower than the data in the same period last year.