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[February 22, 2014]

Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) New York, NY (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 The Circuit Board and Electronic Component Manufacturing industry produces inputs such as capacitors and transistors, which are essential in the downstream production of consumer electronics. As such, demand for industry products is often tied to production levels and demand in downstream industries. Although economic recovery has improved demand for consumer electronics in the five years to 2014, industry revenue has declined due to rising import competition and greater offshoring activity. Industry manufacturers have followed their downstream customers to countries that offer more competitive labor costs, resulting in lower domestic production. Additionally, lower-cost imports have increasingly penetrated the market, forcing down the prices of industry products and further diminishing the industry's domestic market presence. Despite revenue declines in almost every year of the five years to 2014, robust growth in 2010, due to a rebound in demand, led to an expected average annual growth of 1.6%; however, revenue is still expected to decline 2.7% in 2014, hitting $43.9 billion.


According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Darryle Ulama, “Following a trend in technology manufacturing, the industry has shifted production to overseas plants that offer more competitive labor costs and house client industries in electronics manufacturing.” In the five years to 2014, manufacturers that remain active in the US increasingly compete with imports from producers with lower production costs, allowing them to sell lower-priced products. In addition, an appreciating dollar since 2012 has further encouraged the entrance of imports and threatened the industry's export segment. By 2014, imports are expected to satisfy 58.1% of domestic demand, indicating its strong market position against the industry.

Similar trends are expected in the five years to 2019, as manufacturers continue to relocate abroad and a strong dollar encourages greater import volumes. “Although demand for industry products will remain strong, mirroring demand for consumer electronics, manufacturers are expected to lower their prices to remain competitive against foreign producers,” says Ulama. Thus, industry operators will face a moderate decline in profit during this period. Meanwhile, a strong dollar will further encourage imports and burden the industry's export segment. These trends will encourage industry firms to exit or relocate over this period. Lower domestic production will translate into tepid revenue growth.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing in the US industry report page.

Follow IBISWorld on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/IBISWorld Friend IBISWorld on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/IBISWorld/121347533189 IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics Operators in the Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing industry primarily manufacture electronic components (except semiconductors and related devices), such as printed circuits, circuit boards, capacitors, transformers, connectors and switches.

Industry Performance Executive Summary Key External Drivers Current Performance Industry Outlook Industry Life Cycle Products & Markets Supply Chain Products & Services Major Markets Globalization & Trade Business Locations Competitive Landscape Market Share Concentration Key Success Factors Cost Structure Benchmarks Barriers to Entry Major Companies Operating Conditions Capital Intensity Key Statistics Industry Data Annual Change Key Ratios About IBISWorld Inc.

Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.

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