Not only are air freight costs still too high, but recently sea freight rates have also increased five times, which is currently having a negative impact on prices and delivery times for goods from China. There are massive delays in the transport of shipments in many areas.
Consumer electronics manufacturers, the automotive industry and many other sectors are grappling with the shortage of components. But when the situation with the components relaxes again, there will be price increases and longer delivery times for the printed circuit boards, as the consumer electronics manufacturers and the automotive industry have to process large backlogs with their order quantities. This should definitely be taken into account when purchasing circuit boards.
At the moment we have transport times of approx. 2 weeks for air freight and a current production time of 2-3 weeks.