Global semiconductor sales up 26.2% YoY in May

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reports that global semiconductor industry sales were USD 43.6 billion in the month of May 2021, an increase of 26.2% over the May 2020 total of USD 34.6 billion and 4.1% more than the April 2021 total of USD 41.9 billion.

“Global demand for semiconductors remained high in May, as sales increased both year-to-year and month-to-month across all major regional markets,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “The industry shipped more units on a three-month moving basis in May than during any previous month in the market’s history, indicating semiconductor production has ramped up significantly to address rising demand.”

Regionally, year-to-year sales increased in Europe (31.2%), Asia Pacific/All Other (30.9%), China (26.1%), the Americas (20.9%), and Japan (20.4%). Month-to-month sales increased in the Americas (5.9%), China (5.4%), Japan (3.1%), Asia Pacific/All Other (2.6%), and Europe (1.1%). May 2021 – in billions

Month-to-Month Sales
Market Last Month CurrentMonth % Change
Americas 8.41 8.90 5.9%
Europe 3.74 3.78 1.1%
Japan 3.34 3.44 3.1%
China 14.71 15.51 5.4%
Asia Pacific/All Other 11.68 11.99 2.6%
Total 41.88 43.61 4.1%
Year-to-Year Sales
Market Last Year Current Month % Change
Americas 7.36 8.90 20.9%
Europe 2.88 3.78 31.2%
Japan 2.86 3.44 20.4%
China 12.30 15.51 26.1%
Asia Pacific/All Other 9.16 11.99 30.9%
Total 34.55 43.61 26.2%

Source: evertiq.com

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