POS Index January 2018 through July 2019
The POS Index is a representation of a significant number of manufacturers POS activity that are primarily engaged in the electronic components industry. Products that will be included in the index are passive/electromechanical in nature, including (but not specific to) commodities such as wire & cable, switches, connectors, circuit protection, electronic hardware, resistors, capacitors, et.al. The index charts POS activity beginning with January of 2018 as its base point and then compares POS by month.
When starting a new calendar year, our index is structured so that the new base point is the beginning of the previous year. Therefore, January of 2018 now becomes the new base point. The number of manufacturers included in the index is up to over ninety companies. The Budde Marketing POS Index is arguably the most complete benchmark of POS activity that our industry has at this time.
July of 2019 continues to show flat POS numbers. The last four months combined show a less than 1% growth vs. the index point. Sustained growth has slowed to a halt in 2019. There is no decrease when comparing year over year, but no growth either. Also, more than half of the companies represented were down this year vs. last year.
Budde Marketing’s DTAM report charting POS sales and the outlook for 2019 is available for anyone wishing to look at larger trends in the industry. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a copy.