Global Semiconductor Sales Collapse 15.5% In 1Q19, Says SIA 

Zero Hedge | 5/1/2019 | Staff
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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) published a new report Monday that shows worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $96.8 billion during 1Q19, a 15.5% plunge over 4Q18 and a 13% drop YoY.

Global sales for March 2019 were $32.3 billion, a 2% decline from February and 13% drop YoY.

Semiconductor - Sales - Quarter - Quarter - Q1

"Global semiconductor sales slowed during the first quarter of 2019, falling short of the previous quarter and Q1 of last year by double-digit percentages," said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO.

"Sales in March decreased on a year-to-year basis across all major regional markets and semiconductor product categories, consistent with the cyclical trend the global market has experienced recently."

Sales - March - MoM - Basis - China

Regionally, sales increased in March on an MoM basis in China (1.3%) and Europe (0.60%), but declined in the Asia Pacific (-1.9%), Japan (-4.5%), and the Americas (-6.7%). On a YoY basis in March, sales plunged in Europe (-6.8%), Asia Pacific (-9.3%), China (-9.4%), Japan (-11.1%), and the Americas (-26.6%).

In a separate report by 'Things That Make You Go Hmmm' - the YoY percentage growth of global semiconductor revenues has dramatically slowed from 41% in 1994 to less than 4%...
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