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April 28, 2022



North America Electronic Component Sales Sentiment Beats Expectations in April –
But Caution Prevails Looking Forward
ECIA’s Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) April 2022 Survey Results


ATLANTA – ECIA has released the results of the April 2022 Electronic Component Sales Trend Survey (ECST), showing encouraging strength in the results for April. However, survey participants are clearly cautious in their expectations for May. 

Overall sales sentiment for April beat expectations by over 13 points as the index measurement grew from 113.6 to 119.6. Survey participants still expect growth in May but soften their expectations in the index to 111.5, a drop of 8.1 points and the lowest level since the November 2021 results. 

“After a period of dramatic swings in the index it has settled into a relatively stable range between 111 and 130 for overall sentiment over the past ten months with an average of 120.0,” noted ECIA Chief Analyst Dale Ford. “As an added positive observation, the last time the index measured below 100 was July 2020. The market has seen nearly two years of positive momentum. Looking forward, the electronic component markets continue to face strong headwinds. Hopefully, the market will demonstrate continued resilience and relative stability in an increasingly unstable environment,” he concluded.

Electro-Mechanical components saw a significant swing in sentiment once again in April. Following its drop of 16.8 points in March it rebounded by 15.8 points in April. By contrast, Passive components sentiment recovered just slightly, up 3.4 points, and Semiconductors saw a slight 1.1 point dip in April following its steep March decline. Expectations for May show a similar weakening trend across all three major categories with index measurements dropping between 7.0 and 9.4. The strongest improvement in the index in April was seen in Electro-Mechanical, Connectors and Capacitors. By contrast every semiconductor subcategory saw a decline in April with the exception of MCU/MPU. Looking forward to May, with the exception of Memory, the sentiment in every subcategory falls between 4 and 11 points.  Expectations for Memory are flat month-to-month. In spite of the broad-based expectations for a drop in sentiment in May, none of the component subcategories is projected to fall below 100 – the threshold between assessment/expectation of growth or decline.

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