Statistical Programs and Surveys for PCB Fabricators

The PCB Statistical Program collects data on shipments, bookings and backlogs from rigid PCB and flexible circuit manufacturers in North America monthly. A more detailed quarterly survey covers sales by product type as well as sales to the military and medical markets and sales of prototypes. The quarterly survey also covers capacity utilization, inventory turns and lead times. The quarterly North American PCB Market Report is free to IPC members who participate.

Statistical program participation is free and open exclusively to PCB companies with one or more IPC memberships. Program participants must commit to providing data for one calendar year.

Pulse of the Electronics Industry quarterly surveys and annual and biennial surveys are open to both IPC members and nonmembers.

The statistical programs and surveys in the table below are open to participation by PCB companies. Clicking on the program/survey titles will show the questions in recent surveys.

Overview of Surveys for PCB Companies

Statistical Program or Study Geographic Scope Languages of Survey and Report Frequency Open Date Due Date Report Publication Date
PCB Statistical Program monthly rigid PCB market survey North America English Monthly 1st of the month 15th of the month First week of the following month
PCB Statistical Program monthly flexible circuit market survey North America English Monthly 1st of the month 15th of the month First week of the following month
PCB Statistical Program quarterly rigid PCB market survey North America English Quarterly 1st of the month after quarter end 25th of the month after quarter end 5-6 weeks after quarter end
PCB Statistical Program quarterly flexible circuit market survey North America English Quarterly 1st of the month after quarter end 25th of the month after quarter end 5-6 weeks after quarter end
Pulse of the Electronics Industry Global English Quarterly 1st of the month after quarter end Around the 21st of the month after quarter end Before the end of the quarter
PCB Technology Trends survey for PCB fabricators (English)

PCB Technology Trends survey for PCB fabricators (Chinese)
Global English
Mandarin Chinese
Biennial 
(even years)
TBD TBD TBD

To participate in a statistical program or study and obtain the survey links, please contact Piyamart Holmgren at IPC, +1 847-597-2868 or marketresearch@ipc.org.