IPC: April 2019 PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Climbs To 1.02

- Jun 02, 2019-

IPC-- Association Connecting Electronics Industries announced the April 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year development in April declared available as well as orders, as well as the book-to-bill proportion enhanced to 1.02.


Total North American PCB shipments in April 2019 were up 6.6% contrasted to the same month in 2014. Year-to-date sales growth as of April was 14.0%. Contrasted to the coming before month, April deliveries decreased 23.1%.


PCB reservations in April raised 9.4 percent year-over-year, bringing year-to-date order growth up to 4.0%. Reservations in April were down 14.0 percent from the previous month.


" A return to solid year-over-year order development for the North American PCB market in April relocated the book-to-bill proportion from parity (1.00) to 1.02," said Sharon Starr, IPC's supervisor of market research. "The proportion has been at or above parity for the last 28 months, which is an uncommonly lengthy go for this leading indicator. Current proportions suggest continued yet slower development in the coming months." She added, "April's unfavorable month-to-month growth prices are not a reason for worry, as they show typical seasonal patterns."



Note: The March 2018 and January 2019 proportions have been modified since their initial magazine because of upgraded data from analytical program participants.




Note: The March 2018, November 2018 and January 2019 development rates have actually been modified given that their original magazine as a result of upgraded information from statistical program individuals.


In-depth Data Offered


The second-quarter 2019 version of IPC's North American PCB Market Report, consisting of in-depth information from IPC's PCB Statistical Program, will be released by mid-August. The quarterly report provides in-depth searchings for on stiff PCB and also flexible circuit sales as well as orders, consisting of separate rigid as well as flex book-to-bill ratios, development fads by product types and company dimension tiers, need for prototypes, sales development to military and medical markets, and also various other prompt data. This record is available totally free to existing individuals in IPC's PCB Statistical Program and by subscription to others. PCB business that are IPC members doing organisation in The United States and Canada are welcomed to call marketresearch@ipc.org for info about participating. 


Translating the Data


The book-to-bill proportions are calculated by splitting the value of orders scheduled over the previous three months by the value of sales billed throughout the same period from companies in IPC's study example. A proportion of more than 1.00 recommends that present demand is ahead of supply, which is a positive sign offer for sale growth over the next 3 to twelve months. A ratio of much less than 1.00 indicates the opposite.


Year-on-year and also year-to-date growth prices offer the most purposeful sight of sector development. Month-to-month contrasts need to be made with care as they reflect seasonal impacts and short-term volatility. Since bookings have a tendency to be extra volatile than shipments, modifications in the book-to-bill proportions from month to month might not be considerable unless a trend of more than 3 consecutive months is apparent. It is likewise essential to think about changes in both reservations and also shipments to comprehend what is driving changes in the book-to-bill ratio.


IPC's monthly PCB sector stats are based on data given by a depictive sample of both rigid PCB as well as flexible circuit makers selling in the UNITED STATES as well as Canada. IPC publishes the PCB book-to-bill proportion at the end of every month. Statistics for the current month are typically available in the recently of the following month.