Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 14.6 Percent Year-to-Year in May

All regional markets down compared to last year, but global sales increase slightly on a month-to-month basis

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2019 — (PRNewswire) —  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $33.1 billion in May 2019, a decrease of 14.6 percent from the May 2018 total of $38.7 billion and 1.9 percent more than the April 2019 total of $32.5 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research.

(PRNewsfoto/Semiconductor Industry Associat)

"Global semiconductor sales fell well short last year's monthly total in May, marking the fifth straight month of negative sales growth on a year-to-year basis," said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. "On a month-to-month basis, global sales increased modestly and sales into the Americas increased for the first time in seven months, although year-to-year sales into the Americas were down substantially."

Regionally, sales increased on a month-to-month basis in China (5.4 percent), the Americas (1.4 percent), and Japan (0.9 percent), but decreased in Europe (-0.4 percent) and Asia Pacific/All Other (-1.1 percent). On a year-to-year basis, sales were down across all regional markets: Europe (-9.0 percent), China (-9.8 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (-12.6 percent), Japan (-13.6 percent), and the Americas (-27.9 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  2019 Factbook.

May 2019




Billions




Month-to-Month Sales                              




Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

5.87

5.95

1.4%

Europe

3.38

3.36

-0.4%

Japan

2.87

2.89

0.9%

China

11.27

11.88

5.4%

Asia Pacific/All Other

9.07

8.97

-1.1%

Total

32.45

33.06

1.9%





Year-to-Year Sales                         




Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

8.24

5.95

-27.9%

Europe

3.70

3.36

-9.0%

Japan

3.35

2.89

-13.6%

China

13.16

11.88

-9.8%

Asia Pacific/All Other

10.27

8.97

-12.6%

Total

38.72

33.06

-14.6%





Three-Month-Moving Average Sales




Market

Dec/Jan/Feb

Mar/Apr/May

% Change

Americas

6.35

5.95

-6.3%

Europe

3.37

3.36

-0.3%

Japan

2.99

2.89

-3.4%

China

10.71

11.88

10.9%

Asia Pacific/All Other

9.43

8.97

-4.8%

Total

32.85

33.06

0.6%


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