Worldwide sales from electronic circuit component exports by country totaled US$628.9 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of electronic circuit component exports rose by an average 24.5% for all exporting countries since 2013 when electronic circuit component shipments were valued at $505.2 billion.
Commodity prices were mostly higher in May, led by energy, which surged 7,4%.
Non-energy commodities rose 0,1%.
Conveyors are continuing to play a greater role in robotic applications. Robotic movements are precise and exact – conveyors need to operate to that same level of accuracy.
Unwrought aluminum exports by country totaled US$55.9 billion in 2017, up by 22% for all aluminum-shipping nations over the five-year period starting in 2013. Year over year, the value of exported aluminum appreciated 26.1% from 2016 to 2017.
Commodity prices strengthened in the first quarter of 2018. Broad-based price increases were supported by both demand and supply factors.
Commodity prices mostly rose in April, led by energy, which surged 8,2%.
Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists.