Global EMS/ODM Markets Down 4.9% in 2013, to Resume Growth in 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chelsey Drysdale   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 00:12

BANNOCKBURN, IL – Electronics manufacturing services and original design manufacturers worldwide will resume growth in 2014, after a decline of approximately 4.9% percent in 2013, according to a new survey-based report by IPC.

The 2012–2013 Analysis & Forecast for the Global EMS Industry, published last month, predicts that, although EMS/ODM growth rates have historically outpaced those of original equipment manufacturers, the gap will narrow over the next four years as the growth rate of OEM electronics outsourcing slows.

The report presents data and analysis on recent industry trends, such as the substantial decrease of system build as a percentage of North American EMS companies’ total sales, coupled with a corresponding increase in assembly revenue as a total percentage of sales in 2013. Other data point to decreased capital equipment spending by EMS companies in 2013.

The report examines trends in sources of revenue, revenue per employee, services offered, markets served, capital investment and spending on equipment and materials. Market size, including forecasts and potential for market expansion, is also covered.

Data is provided by a sample of 120 EMS companies with a total of 135 facilities worldwide, accounting for $5.3 billion in EMS sales in 2012.



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