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Semiconductor sales experience faint drop in August

Posted: 08 Oct 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SIA? semiconductor? WSTS?

According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the global sales of semiconductors hit $27.7 billion in August 2015, a drop of 0.5 per cent from the previous month when sales were $27.9 billion. Worldwide sales in August were three per cent lower than the August last year total of $28.6 billion.

Regionally, sales in the Americas increased slightly compared to last month, but were down somewhat compared to August 2014. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation and represent a three-month moving average.

Global semiconductor sales

"The global semiconductor market has endured a slight softening of demand in recent months, which has combined with currency devaluation and regular market cyclicality to slow sales somewhat," said John Neuffer, president and CEO, SIA. "Despite recent market sluggishness, the global industry has posted higher cumulative sales through August this year than it did through the same point last year, which was a record year for semiconductor revenues."

Regionally, YoY sales increased in China (4.4 per cent), but decreased in the Americas (3.5 per cent), Europe (12.4 per cent), Japan (13 per cent) and Asia Pacific/All Other (2.3 per cent). The sharp decreases in Europe and Japan are due in part to currency devaluation relative to the U.S. dollar. On a MoM basis, sales increased in Japan (1.3 per cent) and the Americas (1.1 per cent), but fell in China (0.3 per cent), Europe (0.6 per cent) and Asia Pacific/All Other (2.1 per cent).

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