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.
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 Electronic Industry Confidence is 73.0, up from October at 71.7 and September at 66.2.
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.
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. Below 50.0 means negative confidence.
The November Confidence Index is 70.9 for present business conditions. All regions are positive about present business conditions. Japan is the only region that dropped in confidence from October.
For November, confidence in future business conditions is 75.0, down slightly from October at 76.3. All regions are in positive territory, but Europe and Japan are both down from last month in future confidence. Japan’s confidence dropped dramatically.