Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the five years to 2014, revenue from the Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry is expected to increase, however, this increase more accurately captures the industry's rebound from 2009, and masks the declines the industry has faced since 2011. Accelerating offshoring activity has led to lower domestic production, while strong competition from international operators has increased the industry's import volume. During the five years to 2019, the industry is expected to experience similar trends from the past five years. Manufacturers will continue to relocate abroad and a strong dollar will encourage greater import volumes. Additionally, manufacturers are forecast to lower prices to remain competitive... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Capital intensity in the Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry is low. Industry operators are expected to spend about $0.10 on capital expenses for every dollar spent on labor. Capital intensity in this industry has steadily declined during the past decade, as this industry's products have become increasingly standardized in their manufacturing process. When manufacturing becomes more mechanized, less human labor is required.
This industry's products are commonly used as material inputs for related electronics manufacturing industries. Changes in the circuit boards produced by this industry have primarily been changes of degree (e.g. lower resistance materials, smaller scale etching) rather than of form, reducing changes needed to production equipment... purchase to read more