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Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing - Industry Market Research Report

Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing

The Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing industry, which comprises companies that manufacture bare printed circuit boards (PCBs), has declined over the five years to 2018 as a stronger US dollar has contributed to lower import sales and more affordable alternatives from foreign manufacturers. However, strong demand from downstream markets, including computer, electrical and communication equipment manufacturers, has supported the industry, including slight import growth. Nevertheless, during the five-year period, revenue has declined. Over the five years to 2023, revenue is expected to continue declining.

This industry manufactures bare printed circuit boards (PCB), which are a major input for electronics manufacturing. Bare PCBs differ from other PCBs because they lack electronic components like transistors or capacitors. Electronics manufacturers add electronic components to bare PCBs to meet their specific product needs. Producers make bare PCBs from alternating conducting layers (e.g. copper foil) and dielectric layers (e.g. Teflon), which are laminated together with an epoxy resin.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Private investment in computers and software
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Sanmina Corporation (US industry-relevant segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Flex Ltd. (US industry-relevant segment) - financial performance*
    • Table TTM Technologies, Inc. (US industry-relevant segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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