WASHINGTON — Global semiconductor sales reached $106.7 billion during the third quarter of 2019, down 14.6% year-over-year and up 8.2% sequentially, says the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Global sales for September reached $35.6 billion, a decrease of 14.6% year-over-year and an increase of 3.4% sequentially.
All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization and represent a three-month moving average.
“Following months of slower sales earlier in the year, the global semiconductor market rebounded somewhat in the third quarter of 2019,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “While sales remain well behind the record totals from last year, month-to-month sales increased for the third consecutive month in September and were up across all major product categories. Month-to-month sales also increased across all regional markets, with China and the Americas leading the way.”
Regionally, sales increased compared to August in China (4.4%), the Americas (4.3%), Europe (2.9%), Asia Pacific/All Other (2.4%), and Japan (1.2%). Sales were down across all regions compared to September 2018: Europe (6.4%), Asia Pacific/All Other (6.9%), Japan (10%), China (12.9%), and the Americas (30.4%).