WSTS Semiconductor Market Forecast Autumn 2018

Release Date: 27. November 2018 - 06:00 UTC

From the Autumn 2018 Forecast Meeting, held November 13 to 15, 2018


Worldwide Semiconductor Market is forecasted to be US$ 478 billion in 2018 - an increase of 15.9 percent from 2017

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has released its new semiconductor market forecast generated in November 2018.
WSTS expects the world semiconductor market to grow in 2018 and 2019 to US$ 478 billion and US$ 490 billion respectively. For 2018, this represents growth of 15.9 percent. This reflects expected growth in all major categories, with an extraordinary growth from Memory at 33.2 percent followed by Discretes with 11.7 percent and Optoelectronics with 11.2 percent. In 2018, all geographical regions are expected to grow.

Worldwide Semiconductor Market growth is expected to continue through 2019

For 2019, all regions are forecasted to grow with the overall market up 2.6 percent, with Optoelectronics contributing the highest growth followed by Sensors and Discretes.

About WSTS:

World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS was founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization of semiconductor product companies and is the industry´s only source for monthly industry shipment statistics.

Editorial Contacts:

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

Region Name Function Phone
In the Americas Kevin Hawkins Americas Vice Chair +1-214-567-3828
In Europe Rene Kautschitsch Europe Vice Chair +43-3136-500-31223
In Japan Masahiro Takahashi Japan Vice Chair +81-3-3218-3562
In Asia Pacific Gabriel Chou Asia Pacific Vice Chair +886-3-578-6688x75459
For the World Rika Tanaka World Chair +81-3-6773-3795


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