Global semiconductor sales up 21% year-to-year in February

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $36.8 billion for the month of February 2018, an increase of 21.0 percent compared to the February 2017 total of $30.4 billion. Global sales in February were 2.2 percent lower than the January 2018 total of $37.6 billion, reflecting typical seasonal market trends. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

“The global semiconductor market continued to demonstrate substantial and consistent growth in February, notching its 19th consecutive month of year-to-year sales increases and growing by double-digit percentages across all major regional markets,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “The Americas stood out once again, with sales increasing nearly 40 percent compared to last year, and sales were up year-to-year across all major semiconductor product categories.”

Year-to-year sales increased significantly across all regions: the Americas (37.7 percent), Europe (21.7 percent), China (16.4 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (16.2 percent), and Japan (15.5 percent). Month-to-month sales increased slightly in Europe (0.9 percent), but fell somewhat in Japan (-0.9 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (-1.5 percent), China (-2.6 percent), and the Americas (-4.3 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 2017 SIA Databook.

Feb 2018

Billions

Month-to-Month Sales                              

Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

8.63

8.26

-4.3%

Europe

3.40

3.43

0.9%

Japan

3.21

3.18

-0.9%

China

12.01

11.70

-2.6%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.35

10.19

-1.5%

Total

37.60

36.75

-2.2%

Year-to-Year Sales                         

Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

6.00

8.26

37.7%

Europe

2.82

3.43

21.7%

Japan

2.75

3.18

15.5%

China

10.05

11.70

16.4%

Asia Pacific/All Other

8.77

10.19

16.2%

Total

30.38

36.75

21.0%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales

Market

Sep/Oct/Nov

Dec/Jan/Feb

% Change

Americas

8.77

8.26

-5.8%

Europe

3.42

3.43

0.1%

Japan

3.21

3.18

-1.0%

China

11.90

11.70

-1.7%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.39

10.19

-1.9%

Total

37.69

36.75

-2.5%

 

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