Don’t Look at These Charts!
Electronic equipment growth definitely slowed in late 2018 (Chart 1). Based on the consolidated revenues of 213 large, global OEMs electronic equipment sales grew only 2.1 percent in 4Q’18 vs. 4Q’17, down from 4.9 percent in the third quarter and...
A Ride on the Business Cycle
Global Growth Slows in Fourth Quarter
World electronic industry growth moderated (or contracted) in many sectors in late 2018. Compare Chart 1 (3Q’18 vs.3Q’17) to Chart 2 (4Q’18 vs.4Q’17). The length and color of the bars tell the story. The...
4Q’18 World Electronic Supply Chain – Slowing Electronic Equipment Growth
Custer Consulting Group has its first estimate of global electronic equipment growth in 4Q’18 vs. 4Q’17. Chart 1 compares the combined sales of a 213-company OEM composite...
General Industry Slowing Coupled with Geopolitical Strife
Global Growth by Electronic Sector
Decelerating Growth Now but 2018 was a Decent Year
World Electronic Supply Chain Third Quarter Growth
Chart 1 is our preliminary estimate of US$ denominated growth by sector of the global electronic supply chain in 3Q’18 vs 3Q’17. For most sectors, consolidated financial reports of companies...
Industry Growth and Geographic Shifts
Global electronic equipment production is in its traditional “fall busy season” as the consumer driven end markets ramp up for the holiday season (Chart 1). Both normal seasonality and organic growth are driving this year’s...
Industry Growth – Still Positive but Varies by Region
Strong 2Q’18 Global Supply Chain Growth But Second Half Slowing
2Q’18 Electronic Supply Chain Growth Update
- Chart 1 is a preliminary estimate of global growth of the electronic supply chain by sector for 2Q’18 vs 2Q’17. Note the strong performance of semiconductors, SEMI capital equipment and passive...
2018 and 2019 Global Electronic Supply Chain Forecasts, Plus a Leading Indicator Worth Watching
Charts 1 and 2 are the recent world growth forecasts for this year and next for GDP (World Bank), Electronic Equipment and Printed Wiring Boards (Custer Consulting Group), Semiconductors (SIA/WSTSI and new Semiconductor Capital...
Updated Global GDP Forecast