Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the five years to 2015, revenue from the Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry is expected to increase; however, this increase indicates only 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 penetration. During the five years to 2020, 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 imports. Additionally, manufacturers are forecast to lower prices to remain competitive... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry is heavily concentrated in the West and Southwest regions of the United States. The States in the West produce 29.0% of industry revenue, while states in the Southwest generate 24.0%. These regions are also general hubs of technology-intensive industries; this factor tends to encourage colocation because industry operators are closer to their customers and can tap a common, specialized work force.
California is the most significant state in this industry, with 18.4% of revenue, 27.3% of establishments and 21.6% of industry employees... purchase to read more