FRANKFURT, GERMANY -- Germany region PCB manufacturers saw sales rise 11.2% year-over-year, and the book-to-bill inched higher as well.

Sales rose 1.5% sequentially in October, reports the ZVEI trade association. Cumulatively over the first 10 months of 2017, sales increased 9%.

New orders increased 6.5% sequentially and 9.1% over 2016, ZVEI added. Overall year to date, orders are up 16.1%.

The book-to-bill ratio rose 50 basis points to 0.93. The number of employees increased by 8.7% compared to October 2016.

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