Low voltage: Despite improving demand, the industry will contract due to import penetration

The Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing industry, which comprises companies that manufacture bare printed circuit boards (PCBs), has declined over the five years to 2018 as a stronger US dollar has contributed to lower import sales and more affordable alternatives from foreign manufacturers. However, strong demand from downstream markets, including computer, electrical and communication equipment manufacturers, has supported the industry, including slight import growth. Nevertheless, during the five-year period, revenue has declined. Over the five years to 2023, revenue is expected to continue declining...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong demand from downstream markets has supported the industry
  • Over the past five years, import penetration has risen as a percentage of domestic demand
  • Demand for circuit boards is expected to increase as more types of electronic products hit the market
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing industry is broken down into the following segments: glass printed circuit boards, flexible printed circuit boards and other printed circuit boards. Glass printed circuit boards are considered the foundation of circuit boards and have historically been the largest individual product class within the industry. Flexible printed circuit boards are the second-largest product class within the industry, and are considered the optimal solution for electronics applications. The remaining types of circuit boards are made from a variety of materials including aluminum, Teflon and even bendable plastics...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in computers and software and Import penetration into the manufacturing sector in the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures bare printed circuit boards (PCB), which are a major input for electronics manufacturing. Bare PCBs differ from other PCBs because they lack electronic components like transistors or capacitors. Electronics manufacturers add electronic components to bare PCBs to meet their specific product needs. Producers make bare PCBs from alternating conducting layers (e.g. copper foil) and dielectric layers (e.g. Teflon), which are laminated together with an epoxy resin.

    Industry Products
  • Glass printed circuit boards
  • Flex printed circuit boards
  • Other printed circuit boards
  • Industry Activities
  • Printed circuit boards
  • PCB assemblies
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer spending

  • Current Performance
  • Increased demand, lower revenue
  • Trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • More products, higher demand
  • Imports and exports
  • Structure
  • Table: Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing
  • Wire & Cable Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other printed circuit boards
  • Glass printed circuit boards
  • Flex printed circuit boards
  • Chart: Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Industrial, medical and defense manufacturers
  • Communications equipment manufacturers
  • Embedded computing and storage equipment manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sanimna-SCI, Flex Ltd., TTM Technologies Inc.,
  • Table: Sanimna-SCI - financial performance
  • Table: Flex Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: TTM Technologies Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Trade-weighted index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A component used to resist changes in electrical currents passing through them.
  • Offshore
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Printed Circuit Board (Pcb)
  • An electrically insulated board onto which electrical components are assembled and wired together.
  • Resistor
  • A component used in all forms of electronic circuitry to adjust and regulate levels of voltage and current.
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