In February, the annual increase of PCB factory in North America was nearly 3, and Bb value was higher than 1 for 10 consecutive months
Recently, IPC announced that in February 2010, the overall North American PCB manufacturers order shipment ratio of 1.07, higher than the previous month of 1.o5, has been more than 1 for the 10th consecutive month. 1,07 means that for every $10 worth of products shipped in the month, $107 worth of new orders will be received.
Statistics show that the 3-month moving average value of global orders received by North American PCB manufacturers in February increased by 29.1 percent compared to the same period in 2009. The 3-month moving average value of shipments increased by 8.5 percent year-on-year, with monthly growth rates of 4_5 percent and 4-8 percent, respectively. From January to February, they increased by 25.6% and 3.0% respectively.
According to statistics, the BB value of North American hard printed circuit board manufacturers rose to 1.09 in February from 1.06 in the previous month; Among them, the 3-month moving average amount of global orders increased 364% annually, and the 3-month moving average amount of shipments increased 94% annually, with monthly growth rates of 8.1% and 4.7%, respectively. BB for North American PCB manufacturers slipped to 0.92 in February from 1.03 the previous month. The three-month moving average amount of global orders decreased by 37.4% year-on-year, and the three-month moving average amount of shipments decreased by 2.1% year-on-year, with monthly growth rates of 36.4% and 4.9% respectively.
IPC President Denny McGu_rk said orders for hard PCBS in North America exceeded shipments for the 11th straight month in February, indicating optimism for future growth while data for soft PCBS, which are volatile, did not constitute a trend.