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Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 5.1 Percent Year-to-Year in June; Q2 Sales Down Slightly Compared to Q1

WASHINGTON—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $34.5 billion in June 2020, an increase of 5.1 percent from the June 2019 total of $32.9 billion. Sales in June were 0.3 percent less than the May 2020 total of $34.6 billion. Sales during the second quarter of 2020 were $103.6 billion, an increase of 5.1 percent over the second quarter of 2019, but a small decrease of 0.9 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.

“Second-quarter semiconductor sales were roughly flat compared to the first quarter, and the global industry continues to post year-to-year sales increases, but significant uncertainty remains for the second half of the year due to ongoing macroeconomic headwinds,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “Sales into the Americas stood out in June, increasing nearly 30 percent year-to-year.”

Regionally, sales increased on a year-to-year basis in the Americas (29.0 percent), China (4.7 percent), and Asia Pacific/All Other (0.4 percent), but decreased in Japan (-2.2 percent) and Europe (-17.1 percent). On a month-to-month basis, sales increased slightly in the Americas (3.1 percent) and Japan (1.1 percent), but decreased in China (-0.4 percent), Asia Pacific/All Other (-1.5 percent), and Europe (-6.0 percent).

For comprehensive monthly semiconductor sales data and detailed WSTS forecasts, consider purchasing the WSTS Subscription Package. For detailed historical information about the global semiconductor industry and market, consider ordering the SIA Databook.

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