FRANKFURT, GERMANY – Germany region printed circuit board fabricators reported sales increased 8.3% year-over-year in September, according to ZVEI.
September orders increased 10.5% compared to the same month last year. Orders were down a third compared to August.
In the first nine months of 2017, orders grew 16.8% and sales were up 8.7% compared to same period in 2016.
The data are collected by ZVEI from PCB manufacturers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
The third quarter saw an increase in orders of more than 18% year-over-year, while sales were up 10%.
The number of employees in September compared to the same month in 2016 rose 8.5%, and compared to the previous two months fell slightly.