January 2017 semiconductor sales up 14 percent over January 2016

March 16, 2017
Source: ASM International

The Semiconductor Industry Association, Washington, announces that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $30.6 billion for the month of January 2017, an increase of 13.9% compared to the January 2016 total of $26.9 billion.

Global sales in January were 1.2% lower than the December 2016 total of $31.0 billion, reflecting normal seasonal market trends. January marked the global market's largest year-to-year growth since November 2010. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, and represent a three-month moving average.

"The global semiconductor industry is off to a strong and encouraging start to 2017, posting its highest-ever January sales and largest year-to-year sales increase in more than six years," says John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "Sales into the China market increased by more than 20% year-to-year, and most other regional markets posted double-digit growth. Following the industry's highest-ever revenue in 2016, the global market is well-positioned for a strong start to 2017."

Year-to-year sales increased substantially across all regions: China (20.5%), the Americas (13.3%), Japan (12.3%), Asia Pacific/All Other (11.0%), and Europe (4.8%).

Month-to-month sales increased in Europe (1.2%), but fell slightly in China (–0.2%), Japan (–1.6%), Asia Pacific/All Other (–1.6%), and the Americas (–3.1%).



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