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November 4, 2021


ECIA Releases Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) October 2021 Survey Results
Electronic Component Sales Sentiment Plunges in November Outlook

ATLANTA – After showing a relatively stable, modest decline in overall sentiment between June and October, the November outlook in the latest results from ECIA’s Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) surveys points to a strong decline in expectations in the coming month. While the average electronic component sales sentiment index declined by an average of 3 points per month in the prior four months, the average drops by over 12 points looking from October to November. The overall component index still shows a positive sentiment looking ahead. However, the outlook for November has now declined to 107.3 from its peak in March of 157.7. Looking at expectations from the perspective of the end market average, the decline is more precipitous as it collapses from 118.1 in October to a 101.3 expectation for November. From the end market perspective, the outlook for November monthly growth is essentially flat.

Comparing between the three groups surveyed, Distributors and Manufacturer Representatives report a more pessimistic outlook than Manufacturers. Reviewing the various component sub-categories, Analog ICs and Discrete Semiconductors show the most promising expectations for growth in November. Otherwise, the component subcategories have similar low growth expectation looking ahead. “Market growth appears to have moved to a new, lower phase of sentiment compared to the prior 15 months” observed ECIA Chief Analyst Dale Ford.

The complete ECIA Electronic Component Sales Trends (ECST) Report is delivered to all ECIA members as well as others who participate in the survey. All participants in the electronics component supply chain are invited and encouraged to participate in the report so they can see the highly valuable insights provided by the ECST report. The return on a small investment of time is enormous!

The monthly and quarterly ECST reports present data in detailed tables and figures with multiple perspectives and covering current sales expectations, sales outlook, product cancellations, product decommits and product lead times. The data is presented at a detailed level for six major electronic component categories, six semiconductor subcategories and eight end markets. Also, survey results are segmented by aggregated responses from manufacturers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives.

To access the summary of the results of this survey go to Industry Sentiment October 2021 Outlook Article.

About ECIA
The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.