2010, the global PCB market to achieve rapid development. According to NT information statistics, 2010 Global PCB production value of $55 billion. In North America, the value of 3.33 billion U.S. dollars, plus Brazil and other South American countries, the Americas PCB output amounted to $3.439 billion. In Europe, Germany is still the main PCB production countries, output value of $1.146 billion, plus Italy, France and other countries, Europe total output value of $2.801 billion. In Asia, the Chinese mainland topped $22.185 billion, followed by Japan, $9.895 billion, China Taiwan $7.086 billion, South Korea's $6.087 billion, and Thailand as one of the fastest growing regions in 1.163 billion dollars, plus the rest of Asia, with Asia's PCB output of 48.68 billion US dollars, accounting for 88% of the world's shares.
If in percentage terms, China has become the world's largest PCB production area by 39.9%, followed by Japan and Taiwan. Today, the production of PCB in mainland China has been close to the world level, High-tech Multilayer board, Backplane, HDI board, IC board and so on in mainland China have mass production.
From the global PCB development, China is still the most prominent. China's mainland surpassed the United States in 2003 years, ranked third in the world, 2006 years surpassed Japan as the world's first, and expected to 2014 China's PCB production value will reach 31.45 billion U.S. dollars, the annual composite growth rate of 14.7%, in the global proportion will reach 45.6%. The global PCB output is expected to reach $69 billion trillion in 2014, with an annual composite growth of 9.5%. In addition to mainland China, South Korea and other Asian countries (mainly Thailand, Vietnam, New Canada, Malaysia and the Philippines) are fast-growing regions with an annual CAGR of 11.82% and 10.24% per cent respectively.
In recent years, China has faced many challenges, highlighting the shortage of labor, rising labor costs, stricter environmental laws, rising raw material costs and customer prices. But despite these challenges, China is still the best PCB investment production area in the next 10 years, and will continue to lead the development of the global PCB. One of the most prominent reasons is that China has the Southeast Asian countries, India, Brazil and other countries can not match the perfect infrastructure and supporting industrial chain.