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Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Down By 5.7 %

Worldwide SemiconductorWorldwide sales of semiconductors reached $35.5 billion for the month of January 2019, a decrease of 5.7 percent from the January 2018 total of $37.6 billion and 7.2 percent less than the December 2018 total of $38.2 billion according to report by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research.

“Global semiconductor sales got off to a slow start in 2019, as year-to-year sales decreased in January for the first time since July 2016 and month-to-month sales were down across all major product categories and regional markets,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “Following record sales over the last three years, reaching $469 billion in 2018, it seems clear the global market is experiencing a period of slower sales. The long-term outlook remains promising, however, due to the ever-increasing semiconductor content in a range of consumer products and future growth drivers such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, the Internet of Things, and 5G and next-generation communications networks.”

Regionally, year-to-year sales increased slightly in Europe (0.2 percent), but fell in the Americas (-15.3 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (-3.8 percent), China (-3.2 percent), and Japan (-1.5 percent). Compared to last month, sales were down across all regional markets: Europe (-1.5 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (-3.6 percent), Japan (-4.7 percent), China (-8.5 percent), and the Americas (-13.0 percent).

Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

January 2019
Month-to-Month Sales
Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 8.40 7.31 -13.0%
Europe 3.47 3.41 -1.5%
Japan 3.32 3.16 -4.7%
China 12.71 11.63 -8.5%
Asia Pacific/All Other 10.33 9.96 -3.6%
Total 38.22 35.47 -7.2%
Year-to-Year Sales
Market Last Year Current Month % Change
Americas 8.63 7.31 -15.3%
Europe 3.41 3.41 0.2%
Japan 3.21 3.16 -1.5%
China 12.01 11.63 -3.2%
Asia Pacific/All Other 10.35 9.96 -3.8%
Total 37.60 35.47 -5.7%
Three-Month-Moving Average Sales
Market Aug/Sept/Oct Nov/Dec/Jan % Change
Americas 9.85 7.31 -25.8%
Europe 3.64 3.41 -6.1%
Japan 3.41 3.16 -7.3%
China 14.51 11.63 -19.9%
Asia Pacific/All Other 10.71 9.96 -7.0%
Total 42.11 35.47 -15.8%

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