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Global semi sales up 9.8% year-to-year in November
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 41.4 billion for the month of November 2018, an increase of 9.8 percent from the November 2017 total of USD 37.7 billion and 1.1 percent less than the October 2018 total of USD 41.8 billion.
Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. "The global semiconductor industry continues to post solid year-to-year sales increases, and year-to-date revenue through November has surpassed annual sales from all of 2017, but growth has slowed somewhat in recent months," said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. "Year-to-year sales increased in November across all major regional markets, with the China market standing out with growth of 17 percent. Double-digit annual growth is expected for 2018 once December's sales are tallied, with more modest growth projected for 2019." Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in China (17.4 percent), the Americas (8.8 percent), Europe (5.8 percent), Japan (5.6 percent), and Asia Pacific/All Other (4.4 percent). Compared with last month, sales were up in Asia Pacific/All Other (1.1 percent), Europe (0.5 percent), and Japan (0.4 percent), but down slightly in the Americas (-2.2 percent) and China (-2.7 percent).