American Electronics printed circuit boards Industry Association's latest statistics connection data, in October 2010 the North American rigid printed circuit board (PCB) PCB Assembly industry book to bill ratio (book-to-billratio) slipped to 0.98; month rigid PCB shipments decline by 14.3 the previous month %, orders from the previous month decreased by 21.1%.
Compared with the same month last year, the North American rigid PCB printed circuit boards in October, 13.6% of shipments growth, but orders still decline by 2.7%; total first ten months of 2010, compared with the North American rigid PCB shipments grew 19.5% last year, orders the number grew by 25.4%. In the flexible circuit board part of the October shipments grew over the same month last year, 14.7%, orders also rose 25.2%.
The year from 1 October, the North American flexible circuit board that volume grew 11.0% last year, orders grew 19.4%; but compared to last month, flexible circuit shipments and orders were declining .10 18.6% and 10.9% in the North American flexible circuit board orders for the month bill ratio is 1.
Overall, the October total North American soft and hard circuit board for the book to bill ratio of 0.99 in the month compared with August shipments grew 13.7%, but orders will decline 0.8%; and September compared to the amount of shipments and orders The decline of 14.7% and 20.3% of .2010 on 1 October of the North American PCB shipments over last year cumulative growth of 18.8%, while orders grew 24.9%.
The performance of the North American PCB assembly market has grown, and has been restored to the global financial crisis hit the industry before, in October 2008 the level of the; IPC DennyMcGuirk President and CEO, said: In the past 5 months, the North American PCB orders than shipments have a downward trend, while the growth rate also slowed down the order to show the economic recovery has come to stagnation.
IPC book to bill ratio calculation method is to order the past three months the amount of vendors, manufacturers shipped during the same period divided by the amount of the order bill ratio greater than 1 means that the current demand is higher than supply, indicating that the future market two to three months of sales growth. Currently in North America, rigid china pcb assembly PCB market share to 89% of the overall PCB market.