Mid-Year Global Semiconductor Sales Down 14.5 Compared to 2018

5 August 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $98.2 billion during the second quarter of 2019, a small increase of 0.3 percent over the previous quarter, but 16.8 percent less than the second quarter of last year. Global sales for the month of June 2019 were $32.7 billion, a decrease of 0.9 percent compared to last month's total of $33.0 billion, and 16.8 percent less than the June 2018 total of $39.3 billion. Cumulatively, year-to-date sales during the first half of 2019 were 14.5 percent lower than they were through the same point in 2018. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research.

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"At the midpoint of 2019, the global semiconductor market remains in a period of decreased sales, with revenues through June lagging the mid-year totals from last year by nearly 15 percent," said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. "Year-to-year sales were down across all major regional markets and semiconductor product categories. One silver lining was that sales during the second quarter of 2019 narrowly outpaced sales during the first quarter."

Regionally, sales increased on a month-to-month basis in Japan (2.6 percent), but decreased the Americas (-0.7 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (-0.7 percent), China (-1.5 percent), and Europe (-2.6 percent). On a year-to-year basis, sales were down across all regional markets: Europe (-10.9 percent), Japan (-12.8 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (-13.7 percent), China (-13.9 percent), and the Americas (-29.5 percent).

For comprehensive monthly semiconductor sales data and detailed WSTS Forecasts, consider purchasing the WSTS Subscription Package. For detailed data on the global and U.S. semiconductor industry and market, consider purchasing the 2019 SIA Databook.

May 2019







Billions







Month-to-Month Sales                              







Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

5.87

5.95

1.4%

Europe

3.38

3.36

-0.4%

Japan

2.87

2.89

0.9%

China

11.27

11.88

5.4%

Asia Pacific/All Other

9.07

8.97

-1.1%

Total

32.45

33.06

1.9%









Year-to-Year Sales                         







Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

8.24

5.95

-27.9%

Europe

3.70

3.36

-9.0%

Japan

3.35

2.89

-13.6%

China

13.16

11.88

-9.8%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.27

8.97

-12.6%

Total

38.72

33.06

-14.6%









Three-Month-Moving Average Sales







Market

Dec/Jan/Feb

Mar/Apr/May

% Change

Americas

6.35

5.95

-6.3%

Europe

3.37

3.36

-0.3%

Japan

2.99

2.89

-3.4%

China

10.71

11.88

10.9%

Asia Pacific/All Other

9.43

8.97

-4.8%

Total

32.85

33.06

0.6%

Media Contact

Dan Rosso

Semiconductor Industry Association

202-446-1719

drosso@semiconductors.org

About SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a key driver of America's economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – the tiny chips that enable modern technologies – power incredible products and services that have transformed our lives and our economy. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million workers in the United States, and U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $209 billion in 2018. SIA members account for nearly 95 percent of all U.S. semiconductor industry sales. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration, and key industry stakeholders around the world to encourage policies that fuel innovation, propel business, and drive international competition. Learn more at www.semiconductors.org.

About WSTS

World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) is an independent non-profit organization representing the vast majority of the world semiconductor industry. The mission of WSTS is to be the respected source of semiconductor market data and forecasts. Founded in 1986, WSTS is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

 

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