Global semiconductor sales dip slightly in February

April 4, 2016

Washington, DC. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $26.0 billion for the month of February 2016, a decrease of 3.2% compared to the previous month’s total of $26.9 billion and 6.2% lower than the February 2015 total of $27.7 billion. Sales into the Americas fell sharply, decreasing 19.3% year-to-year, while year-to-year sales into China increased 3.5%. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

“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% month-to-month/+3.5% year-to-year), Europe (-0.9%/-6.3%), Japan (-0.8%/-3.5%), Asia Pacific/All Other (-0.7%/-6.3%), and the Americas (-7.0%/-19.3%).

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

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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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