Q3 Global Semiconductor Sales Increased 11 Percent Compared to Q2: SIA

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  • Global sales for the month of September 2020 were $37.9 billion, an increase of 4.5 percent over last month’s total
  • All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation and represent a three-month moving average

The worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $113.6 billion during the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 11.0 percent over the previous quarter and 5.8 percent more than the third quarter of 2019 as per the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). It added that global sales for the month of September 2020 were $37.9 billion, an increase of 4.5 percent over last month’s total and 5.8 percent more than sales from September 2019.

All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation 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.

Sales increased on a month-to-month basis

John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO said, “The global semiconductor industry posted solid sales in the third quarter of 2020, reflecting normal seasonal trends and increased demand for semiconductor-enabled products, but significant market uncertainty remains due to the pandemic and other macroeconomic factors. Sales into the Americas remained strong in September, increasing by more than 20 percent year-to-year, and sales increased on a month-to-month basis across all major regional markets.”

Regionally, sales increased on a month-to-month basis in China (7.9 per cent), Asia Pacific/Al Other (3.3 per cent), Europe (3.3. per cent), the Americas (2.2 per cent), and Japan (1.5 per cent). On a year-to-year basis, sales increased in the Americas (20.1 per cent), China (6.5 per cent), and Asia Pacific/All Other (2.9 per cent). It decreased in Japan (-1.8 per cent) and Europe (-9.8 per cent).

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