July global semiconductor sales down 15.5% year-over-year
Global sales increase slightly on a month-to-month basis, but all regional markets down compared to last year
WASHINGTON—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced Sept. 3. that worldwide sales of semiconductors were $33.4 billion in July 2019, 1.7% more than the June 2019 total of $32.8 billion, but 15.5% less than the July 2018 total of $39.5 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.
"While global semiconductor sales in July were once again down on a year-to-year basis, month-to-month sales were up slightly," said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. "Month-to-month sales increased modestly across most regional markets in July, with Asia Pacific and the Americas posting the largest gains, although sales into the Americas remained down on a year-to-year basis."
Regionally, sales increased on a month-to-month basis in Asia Pacific/All Other (3.1%), the Americas (2.5%), China (1.1%), and Japan (0.7%), but decreased in Europe (-0.5%). On a year-to-year basis, sales were down across all regional markets: Europe (-8.6%), Asia Pacific/All Other (-11.0%), Japan (-12.0%), China (-14.1%), and the Americas (-27.8%).
SIA, via the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization