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PCB sales in Germany were down by 3.7 percent in February compared to a year ago. It was also 5.25 percent below the average of the last seven years, according to the Central Association of the PCB and Electronic Systems.
However, it must be noted that the first half of 2014 had a smooth and relatively strong level of sales.
Meanwhile, incoming orders were also down—almost 20%—from the same period last year. Book-to-bill ratio reaches a value of 0.91.