January semiconductor sales up 22.7% compared to last year

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.6 billion for the month of January 2018, an increase of 22.7 percent compared to the January 2017 total of $30.6 billion. Global sales in January were 1.0 percent lower than the December 2017 total of $38.0 billion, reflecting normal seasonal market trends. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

“After notching its highest-ever annual sales in 2017, the global semiconductor industry is off to a strong and promising start to 2018, posting its highest-ever January sales and 18th consecutive month of year-to-year sales increases,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “All major regional markets saw double-digit growth compared to last year, with the Americas leading the away with year-to-year growth of more than 40 percent. With year-to-year sales also up across all major semiconductor product categories, the global market is well-positioned for a strong start to 2018.”

Year-to-year sales increased substantially across all regions: the Americas (40.6 percent), Europe (19.9 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (18.6 percent), China, (18.3 percent), and Japan (15.1 percent). Month-to-month sales increased slightly in Europe (0.9 percent), held flat in China, but fell somewhat in Asia Pacific/All Other (-0.6 percent), Japan (-1.0 percent), and the Americas (-3.6 percent).

To find out how to purchase the WSTS Subscription Package, which includes comprehensive monthly semiconductor sales data and detailed WSTS Forecasts, please visit http://www.semiconductors.org/industry_statistics/wsts_subscription_package/. For detailed data on the global and U.S. semiconductor industry and market, consider purchasing the 2017 SIA Databook: https://www.semiconductors.org/forms/sia_databook/.

Jan 2018

Billions

Month-to-Month Sales                              

Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

8.95

8.63

-3.6%

Europe

3.37

3.40

0.9%

Japan

3.24

3.21

-1.0%

China

12.01

12.01

0.0%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.41

10.35

-0.6%

Total

37.99

37.59

-1.0%

Year-to-Year Sales                         

Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

6.14

8.63

40.6%

Europe

2.84

3.40

19.9%

Japan

2.79

3.21

15.1%

China

10.16

12.01

18.3%

Asia Pacific/All Other

8.73

10.35

18.6%

Total

30.64

37.59

22.7%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales

Market

Aug/Sep/Oct

Nov/Dec/Jan

% Change

Americas

8.54

8.63

1.1%

Europe

3.36

3.40

1.1%

Japan

3.20

3.21

0.3%

China

11.65

12.01

3.1%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.33

10.35

0.1%

Total

37.09

37.59

1.4%

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