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Germany's PCB sales went up by 7 percent in July compared to the previous month, according to the ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems. Year-on-year, revenue in July 2015 was slightly up by 1 percent. For the first seven months of the year, however, total sales were down by 3.5 percent compared to the same period last year.
Likewise, new orders were down. In July, orders slipped by 15.5 percent from last year, while total orders from January to July were down by 7 percent compared to the same period last year.
The book-to-bill ratio, meanwhile, was at 1.00.