IPC releases book-to-bill ratio for November 2002

DECEMBER 30--IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries (Northbrook, IL; www.ipc.org) has announced the findings from its monthly Statistical Program.

DECEMBER 30--IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries (Northbrook, IL; www.ipc.org) has announced the findings from its monthly Statistical Program. The US PCB industry book-to-bill ratio for November 2002 was 0.92. Sales billed (shipments) in November 2002 increased 1.9% from November 2001, and orders booked increased 4.5% from November 2001. Compared to 2001, bookings of PCBs are down 13.7% year-to-date, while shipments of PCBs are down 23.6% year-to-date.

The PCB Business Report, an IPC statistical report that tracks the dynamics of the US PCB industry, reported the PCB shipment index was 122.5 and the PCB booking index was 118.2 for November 2002. The IPC PCB shipment index in November 2002 increased 2.7% from 119.3 in October 2002, and the IPC PCB booking index in November 2002 increased 8.4% from 109.0 in October 2002.

for more information, contact IPC market research manager John Hassman at JohnHassman@ipc.org.

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