IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 1 September 2004




(2004), "IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio", Circuit World, Vol. 30 No. 3.



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IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio

IMS/PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio

Keywords: Printed circuit boards, Book-to-Bill

The IMS/PCB Industry Book-to-Bill Ratio for October 2003 was 1.18. Industry sales billed (shipments) in October 2003 decreased by 6.6 percent from October 2002, and orders booked increased by 20.4 percent from October 2002.

Compared to 2002, shipments of PCBs are down 20.8 percent year-to-date, while bookings of PCBs are down 10.2 percent year-to-date.

However, companies participating in IPC's monthly survey report that their shipments increased by 9.6 percent in October 2003 over October 2002, and that their orders booked increased by 30.0 percent in October, year-over- year. Together, these figures show a North American PCB industry that has contracted, but the companies that remain in the industry are doing better than last year.

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