New IPC Study on North American PCB Industry Forecasts Production Growth to Resume

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, August 10, 2012 — North American printed circuit board (PCB) production declined considerably in 2011, but growth has resumed in 2012 and is forecast to continue through 2014. The North American PCB market also declined slightly in 2011. These are just two of the trends found in 2011–2012 Industry Analysis and Forecast for the PCB Industry in North America, recently released by IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®.

The survey-based report presents data and analysis on market trends in the North American PCB industry, including sales history, trends in materials, sales by product type, production mix (high-volume vs. quick-turn vs. prototype), revenue trends from value-added services, financial metrics, industry end-markets by product type, and U.S. imports and exports. The report includes forecasts for PCB production in North America and worldwide through 2014, and historical data showing the long-range trends.

This comprehensive report covers both the rigid PCB and flexible circuit industries.  A representative sample of 38 North American PCB manufacturers participated in the survey, with $2 billion in total sales, accounting for approximately 48 percent of the North American market.

2011-2012 Industry Analysis and Forecast for the PCB Industry in North America is available to IPC members for $675. The standard industry price is $1,350. This report is also available in two separate volumes, covering the rigid PCB and flexible circuit segments separately. IPC members may purchase each of the segment reports for $475; the industry price for each segment report is $950. Companies that participated in the surveys receive these reports free.

For more information or to purchase the report, visit To participate in future studies, contact IPC’s market research manager, Sree Bhagwat, at +1 330-677-5563 or Email Contact. To view other IPC market research reports available, visit the IPC online store at

For information on IPC market research programs, contact Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research, at +1 847-597-2817 or Email Contact , or visit

About IPC

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.


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