Global semiconductor sales decrease 9.2% YoY in November
Global semiconductor industry sales were USD 45.5 billion during the month of November 2022, a decrease of 2.9% compared to the October 2022 total of USD 46.9 billion and 9.2% less than the November 2021 total of USD 50.0 billion, reports the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
“Global semiconductor sales decreased in November, largely due to market cyclicality and macroeconomic headwinds,” says John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO, in a press release. “Sales into the Americas were up compared to November 2021, while sales into China decreased sharply on a year-to-year basis.”
Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in November in the Americas (5.2%), Europe (4.5%), and Japan (1.2%), but decreased in Asia Pacific/All Other (-13.9%) and China (-21.2%). Month-to-month sales were down across all regions: Europe (-1.0%), Japan (-1.2%), the Americas (-1.4%), Asia Pacific/All Other (-3.0%), and China (-5.3%).
Additionally, a recent World Semiconductor Trade Statistics Organization (WSTS) industry forecast – endorsed by SIA – projects annual global sales will increase by 4.4% in 2022 and decrease by 4.1% in 2023.
The forecast projects the industry’s worldwide sales will be USD 580.1 billion in 2022, up from the 2021 sales total of USD 555.9 billion. In 2023, global sales are projected to reach USD 556.5 billion.