IPC: positive signs for North American PCB market in July compared to the previous year

Courtesy: European Circuits.

IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries) announced the July findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year sales and order growth continued in July and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.09. Total North American PCB shipments increased 2.7 percent in July 2015 from July 2014. However, year-to-date shipment growth remained at -0.3, reflecting the negative growth rates seen earlier this year. Compared to the previous month, PCB shipments were down 14.3 percent. PCB bookings grew 5.8 percent compared to July 2014, increasing year-to-date order growth to 3.9 percent. Orders were down 20.6 percent in July compared to the previous month. “North American PCB sales and orders continued to exceed last year’s levels in July – said Sharon Starr, IPC’s director of market research -. The negative month-to-month growth rates in sales and orders reflect normal seasonal patterns. The best news is the 10-month run of positive book-to-bill ratios, as this is a good indicator of sales growth in the second half of this year”.

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  1. Hello

    This is Sam from European Circuits Ltd. I’m reaching out because we’re currently trying to reclaim a few of our images that have been used around the internet, and we found that one of these images is being used in this article on the Household Appliances World website. It’s the image of the green circuit board.

    Could I please ask that you attribute this image to us. We have distributed this image under Creative Commons so usage is permitted, all that we ask in return is that you credit us (European Circuits Ltd, http://www.european-circuits.co.uk/). Otherwise, please consider using a different image, we have stock images available if needed.



    European Circuits Ltd

    • Dear Sam,

      I confirm you that we have indicated the name of your company next to the image.

      Best regards
      Elena Corti


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