IPC releases book-to-bill ratios for June 1999

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 1 March 2000




(2000), "IPC releases book-to-bill ratios for June 1999", Circuit World, Vol. 26 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/cw.2000.21726aab.024



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IPC releases book-to-bill ratios for June 1999

IPC releases book-to-bill ratios for June 1999

Keywords IPC, Book-to-bill, Printed circuit boards, USA

IPC has released the US printed wiring board industry book-to-bill ratio for June 1999. The Book-to-Bill ratio for June 1999 was 1.01, down from the May 1999 ratio of 1.02 (Figure 1).

Figure 1 IPC bulletin board for June 1999

Sales billed (shipments) in June 1999 increased 13.5 per cent over June 1998 and orders booked for June 1999 showed an increase of 7.1 per cent over June 1998.

Compared to 1998, 1999 bookings of PWBs are up 6.0 per cent year-to-date, while 1999 shipments of PWBs are up 5.1 per cent year-to-date.

The information provided includes data for both rigid and flexible PWB manufacturers that participate in IPC's monthly Statistical Program. These participants represent over 40 per cent of the US domestic printed wiring board market. IPC releases this book-to-bill information monthly. (Statistics for the previous month are not available until the last week of the following month.) It is also posted on LPC's Web site at http://www.ipc.org. For more information, contact Dan Green at the IPC. Tel: 847-790-5371.

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