Going overboard: International competition and offshoring have led to revenue contractions

The Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing industry manufactures loaded electronic boards, most commonly sold in the form of printed circuit boards (PCBs). These are the foundation for nearly all electronic products, ranging from consumer electronics products such as mobile telephones and personal computers to sophisticated commercial equipment like data communications devices and computer servers. Although UK manufactures make up just a small part of the global electronic goods manufacturing industry, UK companies have considerable strengths in electronics design. Due to high domestic labour and production costs, however, final electronic goods are increasingly manufactured in Asia, particularly in China, which is the world’s largest producer of electronic goods...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£911.4m
Annual Growth 14-19
-6.7%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
6,510
Businesses
300
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has been hit hard by both import competition and offshoring activity
  • Government initiatives supported manufacturing, but offshoring has still limited performance
  • Strong competitive pressures are expected to encourage productivity and efficiency initiatives
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing industry displays a medium level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that, on average, for every £1.00 industry operators invest in capital, they spend £4.75 on labour. For firms that manufacture products that require a higher level of technology, capital intensity is greater than the industry average. As the rate of technological change in the industry is high and increasing, significant investment in capital items can be required. Labour costs are high in the industry compared with other manufacturing industries. Engineers are employed in design services, engineering support and prototype development. Producing PCBs does not require as many qualified people. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technologies
  • Access to highly skilled workers
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream demand from manufacturing and Real effective exchange rate in the Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture loaded electronic boards and load components onto printed circuit boards. The industry also manufactures sound, video, modem and network interface cards.

    Industry Products
  • Conventional printed circuit boards
  • Network communications equipment
  • Flexible & rigid-flex printed circuit boards
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing loaded printed circuit boards
  • Loading components onto printed circuit boards
  • Manufacturing interface cards
  • smart cards
  • network communications equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Average real wage
  • IT and telecommunications adoption

  • Current Performance
  • Markets matter
  • Tackling offshoring
  • Customised products
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Global growth
  • Moving markets
  • Offshoring manufacturing
  • Overseas demand
  • Table: Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
  • Measuring, Testing & Navigational Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electromedical & Imaging Equipment Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copper Production
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Precious Metals Production

  • Products & Services
  • Conventional printed circuit boards
  • Other
  • Flexible & rigid-flex printed circuit boards
  • Network communications equipment
  • Chart: Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Defence and Security
  • Aerospace
  • Industrial
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Flexible Pcb
  • A PCB with a flexible board, such as plastic or paper.
  • High-Density Interconnect Pcbs
  • PCBs with a higher wiring density per unit area than conventional PCBs.
  • Printed Circuit Board (Pcb)
  • A flat plate or base of insulating material containing a pattern of conducting material. It becomes an electrical circuit when components are attached and soldered to it.
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