Global Semiconductor Sales Up 7 Percent Year-to-Year

Year-to-year growth is market's largest since January 2015; month-to-month sales up 2 percent

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $31.0 billion for the month of November 2016, an increase of 7.4 percent compared to the November 2015 total of $28.9 billion and 2.0 percent more than the October 2016 total of 30.4 billion. November marked the market's largest year-to-year growth since January 2015. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

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"Global semiconductor sales continued to pick up steam in November, increasing at the highest rate in almost two years and nearly pulling even with the year-to-date total from the same point in 2015," said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "The Chinese market continues to stand out, growing nearly 16 percent year-to-year to lead all regional markets. As 2016 draws to a close, the global semiconductor market appears likely to roughly match annual sales from 2015 and is well-positioned for a solid start to 2017."

Month-to-month sales increased modestly across all regions: the Americas (3.3 percent), China (2.7 percent), Europe (2.5 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (0.7 percent), and Japan (0.4 percent). Year-to-year sales increased in China (15.8 percent), Japan (8.2 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (4.8 percent), and the Americas (3.2 percent), but fell slightly in Europe (-1.6 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, please consider purchasing the 2016 SIA Databook here: https://www.semiconductors.org/forms/sia_databook/.   

November 2016




Billions




Month-to-Month Sales                              




Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

6.06

6.26

3.3%

Europe

2.82

2.89

2.5%

Japan

2.89

2.90

0.4%

China

9.78

10.04

2.7%

Asia Pacific/All Other

8.88

8.94

0.7%

Total

30.43

31.03

2.0%





Year-to-Year Sales                         




Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

6.07

6.26

3.2%

Europe

2.93

2.89

-1.6%

Japan

2.68

2.90

8.2%

China

8.67

10.04

15.8%

Asia Pacific/All Other

8.53

8.94

4.8%

Total

28.88

31.03

7.4%





Three-Month-Moving Average Sales




Market

Jun/Jul/Aug

Sept/Oct/Nov

% Change

Americas

5.43

6.26

15.2%

Europe

2.71

2.89

6.4%

Japan

2.73

2.90

6.1%

China

8.99

10.04

11.8%

Asia Pacific/All Other

8.35

8.94

7.1%

Total

28.22

31.03

10.0%


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