IPC Releases Economic Report for November
After two months of year-over-year declines, the North American PCB market showed solid growth. North American bookings increased 59 percent from the prior month and are up 17.2 percent over the last year. Shipments were also strong in September, rising 21.3 percent from the prior month. Shipments were up 7 percent from last year. Bookings are up 5.7 percent year-to-date, compared with 2019. PCB imports also saw an increase in September, increasing 14.2 percent from the prior month. PCB imports were up 10 percent from a year ago. September was the first month with year-over-year PCB import growth since December 2018.