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Distributors prepare for the worst on US-China tariffs

“We need to prepare for the worst and hope for the best,” says ECSN and IDEA chairman Adam Fletcher, following the announcement that US proposes an additional tariff of 25% on electronic components produced in China and imported into the US. The list of electronic components included contains over 1,400 products includes all tantalum, aluminium, ceramic, paper or plastic capacitors, ...

Jumping January reports afdec

Component sales through distribution in the UK and Ireland increased by 21% in January compared to December and by 14.5% y-o-y, says afdec, part of ecsn.  “Compared to the same period 2017, semiconductors sales increased by 16% in January”, and sales of “Passives” also showed a 16% increase”, says ecsn chairman Adam Fletcher, “Electro-mechs increased by 31% while “Component Assemblies” ...

Components market grows 17% in 2017

Growth in the 2017 UK electronic components market is set to continue into 2018 and for years to come, distributors forecast. The UK market for electronic components is likely to continue its stellar 2017 growth well into next year, according to forecasts from the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN). The organisation, which represents distributors, has reported that sales growth in ...

UK chip sales jump 30% in May, says ECSN

Sales of electronic components in the UK grew by an impressive 24% in May compared with the same month a year ago, according to figures released by the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN). The star performer was semiconductor sales which were up 30% for the month. In comparison the global electronic components market is growing by approximately 6%. The consolidated ...

Brexit is not all bad, says UK manufacturing market

The ‘Brexit Referendum’ has had a positive effect  on the  component distribution market. Despite the uncertainty created by the referendum vote in the summer, the distribution market in the UK is likely to show a better than expected 3% growth in 2016, according to the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN). Aubrey Dunford, market analyst at the ECSN believes that both the ‘pre’ ...

Brexit is no big deal for manufacturers

The UK’s manufacturing sector is generally reacting positively to the Brexit referendum. New market figures from the electronics supply chain are better than expected, according to Adam Fletcher, chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network UK manufacturing generally weakens in August each year as a result of organisational summer holidays. According to Fletcher, while overall new sales bookings declined by ...

Market facing a difficult year of zero growth

The UK electronic component market may be facing a difficult year of zero growth in 2016, but there may be reason to be cheerful in an otherwise pessimistic environment, writes Adam Fletcher Even the most optimistic members of the Electronic Component Supply Network (ecsn) foresee that the UK electronic component market will at best achieve only slight growth in 2016. ...

Components market struggles under M&A activity

It has been a difficult year for component suppliers in the UK and will be little respite next year. In 2015, the distribution components market in the UK/Ireland was 1% smaller than 2014. And next year, Afdec, which represents authorised distributors, says is predicting a market no better than “flat” in 2016. Analysis of the consolidated returns from the association’s membership indicate ...