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World EMS Market Study shows recovery, forecasts growth in 2012.

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October 16, 2012 - Released by IPC, 2011–2012 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry shows that, following economic setbacks in 2009, world market for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) continued to recover in 2011 and 2012 and is projected to grow this year 9.4% globally and 8.9% in North America. Annual study, using data from 130 EMS participating operations, includes forecasts through 2016, covers business metrics by region, and examines trends in diverse categories.

The World EMS Market Continues to Recover with Growth Projected in 2012

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Press release date: October 15, 2012

IPC Releases 2011-2012 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA – Following economic setbacks in 2009, the world market for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) continued to recover in 2011 and 2012 and is projected to grow this year 9.4 percent globally and 8.9 percent in North America, according to 2011–2012 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry, an annual study released by IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®. Using data from 130 EMS operations that participated in the survey, the study presents information and analysis on EMS markets and operations, examining critical trends and potential for market expansion.

2011-2012 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry includes forecasts through 2016, provided by New Venture Research Corp., and covers business metrics by region.  The study also examines trends in market size, sources of revenue, revenue per employee, services offered, markets served, customer relationship metrics, manufacturing technology, capital investment, and spending on equipment and materials. In addition, the study shows sales breakdowns of eight major end markets by region.

2011–2012 Analysis and Forecast for the EMS Industry is free to participating companies and is available to IPC members for $475. The standard industry price is $950. For more information or to purchase the study, visit

To participate in future studies, contact IPC’s Market Research Manager, Sree Bhagwat, at +1 330-677-5563 or  For information on other IPC market research studies, contact Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research, at +1 847-597-2817 or or visit

About IPC
IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,300 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.
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