Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 17.4 Percent Year-to-Year in July

Global industry posts highest-ever monthly sales; year-to-year growth seen across all major semiconductor product categories and regional markets

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2018 — (PRNewswire) —  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $39.5 billion for the month of July 2018, an increase of 17.4 percent compared to the July 2017 total of $33.6 billion. Global sales in July 2018 were 0.4 percent higher than the June 2018 total of $39.3 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 industry posted its highest-ever monthly sales in July, easily outpacing last July and narrowly ahead of last month's total," said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "Sales were up year-to-year across every major semiconductor product category and regional market, with the China and Americas markets leading the way with growth of greater than 20 percent."

Regionally, sales increased compared to July 2017 in China (29.4 percent), the Americas (20.7 percent), Europe (11.7 percent), Japan (11.5 percent), and Asia Pacific/All Other (5.7 percent). Sales were up compared to last month in China (1.7 percent) and the Americas (0.4 percent), held flat in Asia Pacific/All Other, and decreased slightly in Japan (-0.1 percent), and Europe (-2.4 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 2018 SIA Databook.

July 2018




Billions




Month-to-Month Sales                              




Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

8.34

8.38

0.4%

Europe

3.67

3.58

-2.4%

Japan

3.39

3.39

-0.1%

China

13.59

13.82

1.7%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.32

10.32

0.0%

Total

39.31

39.49

0.4%





Year-to-Year Sales                         




Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

6.94

8.38

20.7%

Europe

3.20

3.58

11.7%

Japan

3.04

3.39

11.5%

China

10.68

13.82

29.4%

Asia Pacific/All Other

9.77

10.32

5.7%

Total

33.63

39.49

17.4%





Three-Month-Moving Average Sales




Market

Feb/Mar/Apr

May/Jun/Jul

% Change

Americas

8.16

8.38

2.7%

Europe

3.65

3.58

-2.0%

Japan

3.29

3.39

3.1%

China

12.38

13.82

11.6%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.13

10.32

1.8%

Total

37.61

39.49

5.0%


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