Japanese PCB Output Declined By Half In Eight Months

- Aug 28, 2018-

According to the Japan Electronics Packaging Circuits Association;JPCA's latest statistics (for companies with more than 50 employees), April 2013 printed circuit boards (PCB) in Japan;The output of hard board + soft board + module base board) decreased by 24.1% to 1.02 million square meters from the same month last year, showing a decline for the eighth consecutive month.Output fell 15.4 percent to 39.212 billion yen, the ninth straight month of declines.From January to April 2013, Japan's PCB output declined 28.7% to 4.071 million square meters compared with the same period last year, and output declined 25.9% to 152.901 billion yen.

In terms of categories, Japan's Rigid PCB production in April fell 15.4 percent to 886,000 square meters from the same month last year, showing a decline for the eighth consecutive month.Output fell 14.5 percent to 26.714 million yen, the ninth straight month of declines.Output of Flexible PCB declined by half (50.1%) to 169,000 square meters, showing a decline for the sixth consecutive month.Output fell 33.3 percent to 4.546 billion yen, the sixth consecutive monthly decline.Production of Module Substrates declined 11.8 per cent to 45,000 square metres, while production fell 4.1 per cent to 7.952 million yen.

From January to April 2013, Japan's hardboard production decreased by 18.1% to 3.246 million square meters and output declined by 23.5% to 103.053 billion yen.The output of soft board decreased by 57.0% to 635,000 square meters and the output decreased by 38.4% to 17.456 billion yen.Output of the module base plate declined 31.2 percent to 19.0 million square meters and output declined 25.1 percent to 32.392 billion yen.

  

Major Japanese PCB suppliers include Ibiden, CMK, Nippon Mektron, Fujikura, Shinko, Meiko, etc.