The biggest increase in the price of copper clad sheet was from the end of 2016 to the third quarter of 2017

- Oct 20, 2018-

Global rigid copper clad sheet market 2016, from 93 in 2015.$700 million, up to 101 in 2016.$200 million, an annual increase of 8.0%.In addition, copper-clad market is highly concentrated. Since 2013, the top ten PCB companies in the world have occupied more than 70% of the market share, and reached 74% in 2016.But capacity growth has been too slow, with a compound growth rate of just 2 per cent between 2013 and 2016.2%.Supply and demand in the copper-clad and PCB industries has been tightening since the end of 2016.

The biggest increase in the price of copper clad sheet was from the end of 2016 to the third quarter of 2017, when the average price soared from 101 yuan per sheet to 200 yuan per sheet.Since the end of 2017, the price of copper clad plate has become loose, and it basically drops to 170 yuan per sheet after fluctuating for a period of time.In January 18, jiantao was the first to announce the price increase notice. However, from the perspective of downstream procurement, the price increase was not sustained for a long time, and it was not put into the order of mass purchase in the downstream.From the end of 2018, copper-clad manufacturers began to cut prices, with an average reduction of about 5%.However, since late may, the downstream PCB orders have recovered significantly from the slack season. In June, the overall order schedule was tight, and the copper-clad factory began to send the price increase signal.We expect the overall price hike of copper clad plates to be limited this year, and some new production capacity of copper clad plates will be issued in the third quarter of 2018, and the supply and demand relationship with downstream PCB enterprises will be further eased.