WSTS Semiconductor Market Forecast Autumn 2016

Release Date: 29. November 2016 - 06:00 UTC

From the Autumn 2016 Forecast Meeting, held November 15 to 17, 2016. 


Worldwide Semiconductor Market is forecasted to be US$335 billion in 2016 - virtually unchanged from 2015.

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has released its new semiconductor market forecast generated in November 2016.
WSTS expects the world semiconductor market to be stable in 2016 at US$335 billion with growth returning in 2017 and 2018. For 2016, growth in Discretes (4.2%), Sensors (22.6%), Analog (4.8%) and Microprocessors is expected to be offset by declines in Optoelectronics (-3.6%), Memory (-3.8%) and Logic (-2.7%). By geography, for 2016, declines are expected in Americas and Europe with slight gains in Japan and Asia-Pacific.

Worldwide Semiconductor Market is expected to grow in 2017 and 2018.

For 2017 and 2018, all major product categories and all regions are forecasted to grow reaching US$354 billion in 2018. As a result, the worldwide semiconductor market is forecasted to be up ~3% year in 2017 and ~2% in 2018.
By region, a positive growth rate is projected for all regions in 2017 and 2018. The Americas and Asia Pacific regions are expected to show the highest growth rate.

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Editorial Contacts:

For further information please consult the WSTS Vice Chairman in your region. 

In the AmericasKatherine BlyeAmericas Vice Chaiperson+1-603-626-2306
In EuropeRene KautschitschEurope Vice Chairman+43-3136-500-31223
In JapanKenshiro ChikamoriJapan Vice Chairman+81-75-321-1428
In Asia PacificGabriel ChouAsia Pacific Vice Chairman+886-3-578-6688x75459
For the WorldKevin HawkinsWorld Chairman+1-214-567-3828


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