It is reported that the copper-metal cost is rising in the year 2016. In the Oct-Nov period a 20% rise per month was reported. The copper is so essential in electronics manufacturing, its rise in cost, will also makes electronics expensive.
Due to increase in the cost of copper metal, Panasonic has revised the prices of its copper clad laminates and mass laminations, with inner layer circuits (Panasonic product name: PreMulti) available as printed circuit board (PCB) materials.
Below is the price rise suggested by Panasonic:
Copper clad laminates: +10% of the current price
Mass laminations: PreMulti: +5% of the current price
These new prices are effective for the shippment starting from January 1, 2017.