IPC releases October book-to-bill ratio
Nov 27, 2002
Bookings down by 15.1%, shipments down by 25.3%
IPC has announced that the U.S. PCB Industry book-to-bill ratio for October 2002 was 0.91. Sales billed decreased by 7.1 percent from October 2001 and orders booked decreased 3.4 percent from October 2001. Compared to 2001, bookings of PCBs are down 15.1 percent year-to-date, while shipments of PCBs are down 25.3 percent year-to-date.
The PCB business report stated that the PCB shipment index was 119.3 and the PCB booking index was 109.0 for October 2002. The IPC PCB shipment index in October 2002 decreased 13.2 percent from 137.4 in September 2002, and the IPC PCB booking index in October 2002 decreased 10.2 percent from 121.4 in September 2002.