Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease Slightly Month-to-Month in November

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease Slightly Month-to-Month in November

Month-to-month sales slip 0.3 percent; year-to-year sales down 10.8 percent

WASHINGTON—Dec. 31, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $36.7 billion for the month of November 2019, a decrease of 0.3 percent from the previous month’s total and 10.8 percent lower than the November 2018 total of $41.1 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, with members accounting for approximately 95 percent of U.S. semiconductor sales.

“As 2019 winds down, global semiconductor sales continue to lag behind last year’s total, but we’ve begun seeing indications of the modest rebound projected for next year,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “Regionally, the Americas market was the only major market to grow on a month-to-month basis, but sales into the Americas were down substantially year-to-year.”

Sales increased in November 2019 compared to October 2019 in the Americas (2.3 percent), held flat in China, and decreased in Europe (-0.6 percent), the Asia Pacific/All Other  (-1.8 percent), and Japan (-1.9 percent). Sales were down across all regions compared to November 2018: China (-6.0 percent), Europe (-8.0 percent), the Asia Pacific/All Other (-8.3 percent), Japan (-9.1 percent), and the Americas (-22.3 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 2019 SIA Databook.

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