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.
October 2018 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 October Electronics Industry Confidence Index is 77.8, up from the September Electronics Industry Confidence Index at 72.7.
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 October Present Confidence Index is positive at 78.0. North America and China are down in confidence from September.
Future Business Confidence Index
The October Future Confidence Index is 77.5. All regions rose in confidence, except China which stayed the same.