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North American PCB Industry Sales Decrease 5.2 Percent in January
2020-03-02
 IPC announced the January 2020 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.05.

Total North American PCB shipments in January 2020 were down 5.2 percent compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, January shipments decreased 12.7 percent.

PCB bookings in January increased 3.2 percent year-over-year. Bookings in January decreased 10.9 percent from the previous month.

“North American PCB shipments fell in January on a year-over-year basis for the first time since July 2019. At the same time, growth in new orders slowed,” said Shawn DuBravac, IPC’s chief economist. “While January results were not likely impacted by the spread of coronavirus, subsequent months could negative show impact. We'll be watching the results closely in the coming months to determine the full impact of this fast-moving situation.”

IPC’s monthly PCB industry statistics are based on data provided by a representative sample of both rigid PCB and flexible circuit manufacturers selling in the USA and Canada. IPC publishes the PCB book-to-bill ratio by the end of each month.
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