Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Increased to $24.4 Billion in July

The worldwide semiconductor industry generated $24.40 billion in July of 2012. This is a 0.2% increase from June when sales were $24.34 billion. Compared to July of 2011 ($24.86 billion), semiconductors sales decreased by 1.9%. However, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the year-over-year decrease was smaller than it has been since October of 2011. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.

Semiconductor sales in July of 2012 increased compared to July of 2011 in Japan (4.2%) and Asia Pacific (1.4%), but were significantly lower in Europe (-10.0%) and the Americas (-10.4%). On a sequential monthly basis, sales increased in Japan (5.4%) and Asia Pacific (0.3%), remained flat in Europe, and declined in the Americas (-3.9%). Japan had its strongest month-over-month growth since September of 2009 and largest year-over-year increase since January of 2011.

July 2012 Month-to-Month Sales (Billions)

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 4.32 4.15 -3.9%
Europe 2.82 2.82 0.0%
Japan 3.43 3.61 5.4%
Asia Pacific 13.78 13.82 0.3%
Total 24.34 24.40 0.2%

Year-to-Year Sales (Billions)

Market Last Month Current Month % Change
Americas 4.64 4.15 -10.4%
Europe 3.13 2.82 -10.0%
Japan 3.47 3.61 4.2%
Asia Pacific 13.63 13.82 1.4%
Total 24.86 24.40 -1.9%

Three-Month-Moving Average Sales (Billions)

Market Feb/Mar/Apr May/June/July % Change
Americas 4.56 4.15 -9.0%
Europe 2.82 2.82 0.0%
Japan 3.37 3.61 7.0%
Asia Pacific 13.30 13.82 3.9%
Total 24.05 24.40 1.4%

More info: Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)