Global Semiconductor Sales in May Increase 21 Percent Year-to-Year

Global industry posts highest-ever monthly sales; Americas market grows by 32 percent compared to last year

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2018 — (PRNewswire) —

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $38.7 billion for the month of May 2018, an increase of 21.0 percent compared to the May 2017 total of $32.0 billion. Global sales in May were 3 percent higher than the April 2018 total of $37.6 billion. 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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"The global semiconductor market has posted consistent growth of greater than 20 percent for 14 consecutive months, and May 2018 marked the industry's highest-ever monthly sales," said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "The Americas led the way once again, with sales increasing by more than 30 percent compared to last year, and sales were up across all major semiconductor product categories on both a year-to-year and month-to-month basis."

Year-to-year sales increased solidly across all regions: the Americas (31.6 percent), China (28.5 percent), Europe (18.7 percent), Japan (14.7 percent), and Asia Pacific/All Other (8.7 percent). Month-to-month sales increased more modestly across all regions: China (6.3 percent), Japan (2.6 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (1.2 percent), the Americas (1.1 percent), and Europe (1.0 percent).

For comprehensive monthly semiconductor sales data and detailed WSTS Forecasts, consider purchasing the WSTS Subscription Package. For information about the global semiconductor industry and market, check out SIA's free 2018 Factbook

 

May 2018




Billions




Month-to-Month Sales                              




Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

8.16

8.24

1.1%

Europe

3.65

3.69

1.0%

Japan

3.30

3.38

2.6%

China

12.38

13.16

6.3%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.13

10.25

1.2%

Total

37.61

38.72

3.0%





Year-to-Year Sales                         




Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

6.27

8.24

31.6%

Europe

3.11

3.69

18.7%

Japan

2.95

3.38

14.7%

China

10.25

13.16

28.5%

Asia Pacific/All Other

9.43

10.25

8.7%

Total

31.99

38.72

21.0%





Three-Month-Moving Average Sales




Market

Dec/Jan/Feb

Mar/Apr/May

% Change

Americas

8.25

8.24

-0.1%

Europe

3.44

3.69

7.1%

Japan

3.18

3.38

6.4%

China

11.71

13.16

12.4%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.18

10.25

0.6%

Total

36.77

38.72

5.3%

Media Contact
Dan Rosso
Semiconductor Industry Association
202-446-1719
drosso@semiconductors.org

About SIA
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a key driver of America's economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. In 2017, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $189 billion , and semiconductors make the global trillion-dollar electronics industry possible. SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. Learn more at www.semiconductors.org .

About WSTS
World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) is an independent non-profit organization representing the vast majority of the world semiconductor industry. The mission of WSTS is to be the respected source of semiconductor market data and forecasts. Founded in 1986, WSTS is the singular source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

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