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.
January 2019 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 January Electronics Industry Confidence Index is 65.7. Confidence is much lower now than in December which was at 81.9.
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 January Present Confidence Index is positive at 65.9. All regions dropped in confidence.
Future Business Confidence Index
The January Future Confidence Index is 65.4. All regions dropped in future confidence, with the exception of Japan, which stayed the same. China is now negative about the future.