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SEMI: billings continues to decline
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted USD 1.86 billion in billings worldwide in February 2019 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.
The billings figure is 1.7% lower than the final January 2019 level of USD 1.90 billion, and is 23.0% lower than the February 2018 billings level of USD 2.41 billion. “Global billings of North American equipment suppliers continued a decline that began in November 2018,” said Terry Tsao, chief marketing officer at SEMI. “Despite lower levels of investment, monthly billings for the year remain above 2016 levels.”
The SEMI Billings report uses three-month moving averages of worldwide billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.
|January 2019 (final)||$1,896.3||-20.0%|
|February 2019 (prelim)||$1,864.5||-22.9%|