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Analysis of the industrial PCB chain in 2018

  • Author:o-lead
  • Source:o-leading.com
  • Release on :2018-08-07


Output raw materials for PCBs include, in particular, laminates of copper, copper foil, copper beads, pre-impregnated laminates, gold salts, inks, dry films and other chemical materials. The following applications include communication devices, computers, consumer electronics and cars. Since 2016, the PCB industry has generally recovered and the industrial chain has also changed.

Industrial chains of the industrial circuit board industry upstream
The middle and lower boundaries of the printed circuit industry are clearly defined. The foregoing industry mainly includes suppliers of raw materials, such as copper-plated laminates and copper foil. Generally, PCB raw material costs account for more than 50% of total operating costs, which is the most influential part of PCB's gross profit. china Manufacturer of rigid printed circuit boards).
Over the past two years, the impact of the rise in raw material prices, which had a certain impact on PCBs, was highlighted. Since the copper foil is an example, the copper foil entered a cycle of price increases from the second half of 2016. The highest price was 110 yuan / kg. In 2017, the price was adjusted back, but still at a relatively high level. However, adapting the capacity of the copper film capacity, the smooth price transmission mechanism will give premier copper clad laminates and PCB manufacturers the bargaining advantage of transferring pressure from the rising cost of raw materials, thus providing a great room for performance flexibility.

Industrial chain of PCB industry
The printed circuit board industry covers almost all current circuit products, with the most important and most powerful applications, including communication devices, computers, consumer electronics and automotive electronics. With the development of human society for electrification and automation, the PCB's application range becomes wider and wider.
In 2016, China's communications market, automotive electronics and consumer electronics are the three areas with the highest demand for PCBs. Among them, the largest demand for PCB applications is in communications, accounting for 35%; followed by automotive electronics with a 16% share; consumer electronics ranked third, accounting for around 15%; and other sectors are less than 10.