Market Improvement Continues
Nov 11, 2003
PCBRC Registrants State Ongoing Market ImprovementDuring the month of October, PCBRC site registrants indicated improving conditions, industry-wide. This survey of approximately 450 companies provides a snapshot of business conditions around the globe. Over 88% of PCBRC Registrants in October noted that business conditions were improving, a 2% drop from Septemberís 90%. South America seems to be doing quite well with a 32% improvement over last year at this time. Japanese registrants, on average, are experiencing no growth.Global growth in October came in at around 16%, a 2% improvement over September. US growth seems to have picked up substantially over September, posting a 12% improvement. Asia has pulled back a bit from nearly 30% in September to about 27% in October. Europe is flat over Sept, posting roughly the same 8% improvement after large gains in July and August of approximately 20% each month.For more information visit The Printed Circuit Buyerís Resource Center (PCBRC) at www.pcbrc.com.