- Sales during the second quarter of 2020 were $103.6 billion
- Regionally, sales increased on a year-to-year basis in the Americas (29.0 per cent), China (4.7 per cent), and Asia Pacific/All Other (0.4 per cent)
The worldwide sales of semiconductors stood at $34.5 billion in June 2020, an increase of 5.1 percent from the June 2019 total of $32.9 billion as per the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). It also said that sales in June were 0.3 percent less than the May 2020 total of $34.6 billion. It added that sales during the second quarter of 2020 were $103.6 billion. This is an increase of 5.1 per cent over the second quarter of 2019. It is also a decrease of 0.9 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2020.
Uncertainty remains for the second half of the year
The monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation and represent a three-month moving average. John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO said, “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. 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 per cent), China (4.7 per cent), and Asia Pacific/All Other (0.4 per cent). It decreased in Japan (-2.2 per cent) and Europe (-17.1 per cent). On a month-to-month basis, sales increased slightly in the Americas (3.1 per cent) and Japan (1.1 per cent), but decreased in China (-0.4 per cent), Asia Pacific/All Other (-1.5 per cent), and Europe (-6.0 per cent).