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PCB market grew slightly in October 2013

The October sales figures reported by German PCB manufacturers increased 4% sequentially and 2% YoY.
YTD, sales were 0.2 percent higher than those reported for the same period 2012, writes the German industry association ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems.

Medium-size companies reported on somewhat lower figures that large-size and small-sized companies.

The order intake in October 2013 surpassed - YoY - that of September 2012 by one percent. YTD, order intake was three percent higher than that reported for the corresponding period in 2012. September 2013 was an exceptionally good month and order intake decreased 18% sequentially.


The book-to-bill ratio was 0.90.

The number of employees in October 2013 changed only slightly compared to September 2013, but declined by three percent over the corresponding month in 2012.


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