Global Semiconductor Sales Down Worldwide, Up in China



The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.9 billion for the month of November 2015, 0.3 percent lower than the previous month’s total of $29.0 billion and 3.0 percent down from the November 2014 total of $29.8 billion. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

“Softening demand and lingering macroeconomic challenges continued to limit global semiconductor sales in November,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “Despite these headwinds, the industry may narrowly surpass total annual sales from 2014 and is projected to post modest sales increases in 2016 and beyond.”

Regionally, month-to-month sales increased in China (1.0 percent), Europe (1.0 percent), and the Americas (0.3 percent), but decreased in Japan (-0.6 percent), and Asia Pacific/All Other (-2.4 percent). Compared to November 2014, sales were up in China (5.3 percent), but down in Asia Pacific/All Other (-4.1 percent), the Americas (-7.1 percent), Europe (-8.0 percent), and Japan (-8.6 percent).

November 2015
Billions
Month-to-Month Sales
Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 6.05 6.07 0.3%
Europe 2.91 2.93 1.0%
Japan 2.70 2.68 -0.6%
China 8.59 8.68 1.0%
Asia Pacific/All Other 8.73 8.52 -2.4%
Total 28.97 28.88 -0.3%
Year-to-Year Sales
Market Last Year Current Month % Change
Americas 6.53 6.07 -7.1%
Europe 3.19 2.93 -8.0%
Japan 2.93 2.68 -8.6%
China 8.24 8.68 5.3%
Asia Pacific/All Other 8.88 8.52 -4.1%
Total 29.77 28.88 -3.0%
Three-Month-Moving Average Sales
Market Jun/Jul/Aug Sept/Oct/Nov % Change
Americas 5.60 6.07 8.3%
Europe 2.81 2.93 4.5%
Japan 2.67 2.68 0.3%
China 8.23 8.68 5.4%
Asia Pacific/All Other 8.57 8.52 -0.6%
Total 27.88 28.88 3.6%

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