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Mid-year global semiconductor sales up 21% compared to 2016
August 09, 2017
Source: ASM International
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, reports that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $97.9 billion during the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 5.8% over the previous quarter and 23.7% more than the second quarter of 2016. Global sales for the month of June 2017 reached $32.6 billion, an uptick of 2.0% over last month's total of $32.0 billion, and a surge of 23.7% compared to the June 2016 total of $26.4 billion.
Cumulatively, year-to-date sales during the first half of 2017 were 20.8% higher than they were at the same point in 2016. 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 has enjoyed impressive sales growth midway through 2017, posting its highest-ever quarterly sales in Q2 and record monthly sales in June," said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "Sales into the Americas market were particularly robust in June, and all regional markets saw growth of at least 18% year-over-year. Conditions are favorable for continued market growth in the months ahead."
Regionally, sales increased compared to June 2016 in the Americas (33.4%), China (25.5%), Asia Pacific/All Other (19.5%), Europe (18.3%), and Japan (18.0%).
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