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PCB market continues to grow

Order intake and sales for the PCB industry remained at a high level. May sales figures increased 7% sequentially and 26% YoY, reports the ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems.
Compared to the pre-crisis level of 2008, sales increased 11% (for May). Cumulative, figures also increased by 4%. Order intake was also satisfactory, writes the industry association.

Compared to April, order intake increased 26.6%. Compared with the exceptional order intake in 2010 – which saw all sorts of special orders in anticipation of supply shortages and increased lead times for components – May 2011 lost 34% in order levels.


The book-to-bill ratio increased sequentially to 0.87.

Staff levels are now back at the pre-crisis level of 2008. Temporary contracts have often been changed into permanent employment.


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