Every month we ask for your insights into the electronics industry, and then publish the most recent industry confidence survey results. These numbers are generated from our readers who are on the ground in the electronics industry and on the front lines of the marketplace.
November 2017 Electronics Industry Confidence Index (EICI)
Each month we ask personnel working in the electronics industry their opinion on business conditions now and in six months from now. People from all over the world respond to this survey.
The November Electronics Industry Confidence Index is 80.4. This is the tenth consecutive month that confidence is over 80.0.
The following graph plots the World Electronics Industry Confidence Index. This is the combination of present and future results.
*An index below 50.0 is negative.
An index below 50.0 is negative.
Industry personnel are asked, “What is your confidence in present business conditions and future (six months from now) business conditions.” Respondents have three choices: positive, neutral, or negative.
Having a score above 50.0 means that electronics industry personnel are positive about present and future business conditions. A score below 50.0 means negative confidence.
Present Business Confidence Index
The November Present Confidence Index is positive at 81.2. North America and Japan are the only regions that went up. China dropped significantly. All regions have positive confidence level.
Future Business Confidence Index
The November Future Confidence Index is 79.6. Japan is the only region that is up in confidence. China dropped from last month’s confidence about the future.