Global Semiconductor Sales Dip Slightly in February

Sales decrease 3.2 percent month-to-month and 6.2 percent year-to-year

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.0 billion for the month of February 2016, a decrease of 3.2 percent compared to the previous month's total of $26.9 billion and 6.2 percent lower than the February 2015 total of $27.7 billion. Sales into the Americas fell sharply, decreasing 19.3 percent year-to-year, while year-to-year sales into China increased 3.5 percent. 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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"Global semiconductor sales slipped somewhat in February, due to normal seasonal trends, demand softening, and unfavorable macroeconomic conditions," said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "Most regional markets have struggled to overcome these headwinds, and sales have dipped across the majority of semiconductor product categories."

Regionally, sales decreased nearly across the board: China (-4.6 percent month-to-month/+3.5 percent year-to-year), Europe (-0.9 percent/-6.3 percent), Japan (-0.8 percent/-3.5 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (-0.7 percent/-6.3 percent), and the Americas (-7.0 percent/-19.3 percent).

Sales also decreased across most major semiconductor product categories, with the notable exception of microprocessors, which increased year-to-year by 3.4 percent.

To find out how to purchase the WSTS Subscription Package, which includes comprehensive monthly semiconductor sales data and detailed WSTS Forecasts, please visit http://www.semiconductors.org/industry_statistics/wsts_subscription_package/.

February 2016




Billions




Month-to-Month Sales                              




Market

Last Month

Current Month

% Change

Americas

5.41

5.03

-7.0%

Europe

2.72

2.70

-0.9%

Japan

2.49

2.46

-0.8%

China

8.42

8.03

-4.6%

Asia Pacific/All Other

7.85

7.80

-0.7%

Total

26.89

26.02

-3.2%





Year-to-Year Sales                         




Market

Last Year

Current Month

% Change

Americas

6.23

5.03

-19.3%

Europe

2.88

2.70

-6.3%

Japan

2.55

2.46

-3.5%

China

7.76

8.03

3.5%

Asia Pacific/All Other

8.32

7.80

-6.3%

Total

27.74

26.02

-6.2%





Three-Month-Moving Average Sales




Market

Sep/Oct/Nov

Dec/Jan/Feb

% Change

Americas

6.07

5.03

-17.1%

Europe

2.93

2.70

-8.1%

Japan

2.68

2.46

-8.0%

China

8.67

8.03

-7.4%

Asia Pacific/All Other

8.53

7.80

-8.6%

Total

28.88

26.02

-9.9%


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