January semiconductor sales up 14% compared with last year

March 6, 2017

Washington, DC. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced 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,” said 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%).

January 2017      
Billions      
Month-to-Month Sales                               
Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 6.33 6.13 -3.1%
Europe 2.80 2.84 1.2%
Japan 2.84 2.79 -1.6%
China 10.17 10.15 -0.2%
Asia Pacific/All Other 8.86 8.72 -1.6%
Total 31.01 30.63 -1.2%
       
Year-to-Year Sales      
Market Last Year Current Month % Change
Americas 5.41 6.13 13.3%
Europe 2.71 2.84 4.8%
Japan 2.49 2.79 12.3%
China 8.42 10.15 20.5%
Asia Pacific/All Other 7.86 8.72 11.0%
Total 26.89 30.63 13.9%
       
Three-Month-Moving Average Sales      
Market Aug/Sept/Oct Nov/Dec/Jan % Change
Americas 6.06 6.13 1.2%
Europe 2.82 2.84 0.7%
Japan 2.89 2.79 -3.2%
China 9.78 10.15 3.7%
Asia Pacific/All Other 8.88 8.72 -1.8%
Total 30.43 30.63 0.7%

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For detailed data on the global and U.S. semiconductor industry and market, consider purchasing the 2016 SIA Databook here: https://www.semiconductors.org/forms/sia_databook/.

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