The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) recently announced that global semiconductor sales in September 2022 fell 0.5% compared to August 2022 and 3.0% compared to September 2021. Worldwide semiconductor sales totaled $141 billion in the third quarter of 2022, down 3.0% from the third quarter of 2021 and down 6.3% from the second quarter of 2022.
“Following strong growth through the first half of 2022, global semiconductor sales have slowed in recent months, decreasing in September on a year-to-year basis for the first time since January 2020 amid a range of macroeconomic headwinds,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “The long-term market outlook remains strong, however, as semiconductors continue to become a larger and more important part of our digital economy.”
Regionally, month-to-month sales increased in the Americas (4.8%), Japan (0.5%), and Europe (0.1%), but decreased in Asia Pacific/All Other (-2.9%), and China (-3.0%). Year-to-year sales increased in Europe (12.4%), the Americas (11.5%), and Japan (5.6%), but decreased in Asia Pacific/All Other (-7.7%) and China (-14.4%).