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The Price Index for January is 3.041, and will be 3.125 six months from now. Remember, an index above 3.000 means industry personnel believe prices will increase.
Industry personnel were asked, “In your opinion, what happened to connector prices in the past six months, and what will happen during the next six months?” The results of the October survey are shown in the following table:
Change in Connector Prices
A price index above 3.000 means industry personnel believe prices have, or will increase.
Increase a lot = 5; Increase a little = 4; Stay the same = 3; Decline a little = 2; Decline a lot = 1
The following table displays the distribution of responses on the question of prices.
Distribution of Respondents
The following graph provides a history of the price index since January, 2011.
Connector Price Index – Prices 6 Months From Now
Industry personnel were asked, “In your opinion, is lead time increasing, staying the same, or decreasing now and in 6 months from now?”
The following table provides the survey results, including distribution of responses:
Order Lead Times on Connectors
Lead times are 5.7 weeks now and, forecast to be at 5.9 in six months.