Worldwide sales in 2014 amounted to USD 335.843 billion, an increase of 9.9% compared to 2013.
Looking at sales in December 2014, worldwide sales were USD 29.126 billion, an increase of 9.3% compared to December 2013, while sales in European market were USD 3.006 billion, an increase of 1.6% compared to the same month one year ago.
In December, exchange rate effects affected the European sales picture when comparing market growth in Euros and in Dollars. Measured in Euro, semiconductor sales were 2.396 billion Euros in December 2014, minus 4.7% versus November 2014 and an increase of 10.2% versus the same month a year ago. Measured in Euros in 2014, the market increased by 7.3% and amounted to 28.186 billion.