Global semicon sales fell 10.8% y-o-y in November to US$36.7b, says SIA

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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 2):  Worldwide sales of semiconductors fell 10.8% year-on-year in November 2019 to US$36.7 billion from US$41.1 billion a year earlier, according to the US-based Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

In a statement on its website Dec 31, SIA said the figure was a decrease of 0.3% from October 2019.

Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation and represent a three-month moving average.

SIA president and CEO John Neuffer said as 2019 winds down, global semiconductor sales continue to lag behind last year’s total, but we’ve begun seeing indications of the modest rebound projected for next year.

“Regionally, the Americas market was the only major market to grow on a month-to-month basis, but sales into the Americas were down substantially year-to-year,” he said.

SIA said sales increased in November 2019 compared to October 2019 in the Americas (2.3%), held flat in China, and decreased in Europe (-0.6%), Asia Pacific/All Other  (-1.8%), and Japan (-1.9%).

It said sales were down across all regions compared to November 2018: China (-6.0%), Europe (-8.0%), Asia Pacific/All Other (-8.3%), Japan (-9.1%), and the Americas (-22.3%).