New PCBs Sourcing Report by Global Sources21 Feb 2012 • by Natalie Aster
China remains the largest manufacturing base for PCBs, representing more than one-third of global sales. The local industry is forecast to keep the lead based on the estimated CAGR of 9 percent until 2014, even surpassing the worldwide 5 percent level. The strong application markets continue to fuel growth. These include the computer and peripherals, and communications and consumer electronics sectors, which collectively make up about 70 percent of requirement.
According to the report “Sourcing Report: PCBs ” by Global Sources, to match the miniaturization trend in these fields, PCB makers are boosting the multilayer category, while some large operations venture to more upscale high-density, special structure and heavy-copper types. Complementing efforts to advance the industry is the promotion of “green” practices covering manufacturing and waste management.
The report covers the major products of China’s PCB industry, namely aluminum base, double-sided and multilayer variants. For each category, details about the different types offered, their common features and price determinants are provided.
The industry overview elaborates on issues affecting production and exports. It also identifies the common strategies manufacturers are employing to boost sales and enhance overall competitiveness. To reflect the industry structure, the majority of the suppliers featured in this report are local, privately owned enterprises. Taiwan- and Hong Kong invested businesses are also covered. The province of Guangdong is the main production center. Reflecting this structure, 83 percent of featured companies are based there.
Sourcing Report: PCBs
Published: December, 2011
Price: US$ 450,00
To produce this report, Global Sources interviewed a wide range of suppliers. Rather than focus simply on high-profile makers, we compiled a representative sample of large, midsize and emerging manufacturers. All profiled companies are export-oriented professional suppliers that are verified by Global Sources. Each supplier is confirmed to be authentic with a legally registered business. All companies are visited three or more times by Global Sources to ensure they are export-ready and have real offices and products.
The listed contact person has been verified to represent the registered company. In each case, companies were required to answer specific questions designed to verify their manufacturing and export credentials.
All profiled suppliers participated in a survey designed to provide insight into price trends, sales outlook and target markets in the next six to 12 months. All survey questions are single choice. Results were calculated based on the actual number of valid responses to each question.
More information can be found in the report “Sourcing Report: PCBs” by Global Sources.
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