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Jun 4, 2020
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Global sales of semiconductors were $34.4 billion for the month of April 2020, down 1.2% compared to previous month of $34.9B, but still 6.1% more than April 2019’s total of $32.4B, according to Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.

Regionally, semiconductor sales increased 2.1% on month in China, but decreased 0.9% in Japan, 1.1% in the Americas, 3.1% in Asia Pacific/All Other and 7.6% in Europe. Sales increased year-to-year in the Americas (24.5%), China (4.4%) and Asia Pacific/All Other (3.3%), but fell 0.1% in Japan and 7.1% in Europe.

“Global semiconductor sales in April slipped slightly compared to the previous month, which is in line with seasonal trends, but significantly outpaced sales from April 2019,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “The global semiconductor market through April has shown early signs of resilience to the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but significant uncertainty remains in the months ahead.”

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