Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry produces inputs that are essential in the downstream production of consumer electronics. As a result, demand for industry products is often tied to production levels and demand from downstream industries. Although the economic recovery has improved demand for consumer electronics in the five years to 2016, revenue growth has been mild due to rising import competition and greater offshoring activity. Similar trends are expected in the five years to 2021, as manufacturers continue to relocate abroad and a strong dollar encourages greater import volumes. Although demand for industry products will remain strong, manufacturers are expected to lower their prices to remain competitive against foreign... 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