Q4 2022 for the German components distribution sector ended almost at the same record sales level as Q3. Sales of distributors reporting through the FBDi rose by almost 38 per cent to €1.36 billion. By contrast, bookings shrank by -20 per cent to €1.16 billion. The book-to-bill ratio dropped to 0.86. The full year ended for distribution with record sales of €5.14 billion, representing year-on-year growth of around 43 per cent, the highest since 2010.
FBDi chairman, Georg Steinberger, explained: “For components distribution, this was another special quarter in terms of sales. Semiconductors recorded the largest growth in over 12-years. The full year ended at a record level, even higher than expected just a few months ago. Several factors helped here, such as inflation, price increases by manufacturers, but also a significantly increased delivery of volume to customers.”