European semiconductor sales up 3.3 percent month-to-month in September

Posted 2 November 2020

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reported that European sales of semiconductors reached US$ 3.031 billion in the month of September 2020, an increase of 3.3.% compared to the August total of US$ 2.936 billion.

The figures are based on the latest World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) report and show a growth trajectory in the European market on a quarter-to-quarter basis as well, with sales increasing by 0.9% in the third quarter 2020 versus the second quarter. All growth numbers represent a three-month moving average.

In September, sales in the European market were up month-to-month across all major semiconductor product categories, with Sensors & Actuators, Total Discretes and Total Analog performing particularly well at a respective growth rate of 10.8%, 8.2%, and 7.2% from August. Application-specific also grew steadily worldwide on a monthly basis, led by wireless and automotive applications.

On a worldwide basis, semiconductor sales in September 2020 were US$ 37.862 billion, up 4.5% versus the previous month and up 5.8% versus the same month in 2019. Sales in total third quarter were up 6.2% versus the previous quarter.

In September, the exchange rate dynamics increased their effect when comparing market growth in Euros and in Dollars, relative to the previous month. Measured in Euro, semiconductor sales were 2.596 billion Euros in September 2020, up 1.6% versus August and a decline of 14.0% versus the same month one year ago. Total third quarter sales amounted to 7.636 billion Euros, down 3.5% versus the previous quarter.