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North American PCB industry sales up 2.3% in September
Total North American PCB shipments in September 2021 were up 2.3% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, September shipments grew 18.4%, the IPC reports.
PCB year-to-date bookings in September were up 19.2 percent compared to last year. Bookings in September grew 4.7 percent from the previous month. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.25. “The PCB sector saw strong shipment growth during September, a hopeful sign that production levels are improving after two months of lower-than-expected deliveries,” said Shawn DuBravac, IPC’s chief economist. “Order flow during the month suggests demand remain strong for electronics manufacturing capacity.”