WSTS Semiconductor Market Forecast Spring 2018

Release Date: 05. June 2018 - 06:00 UTC

From the Spring 2018 Forecast Meeting, held May 22 to 24, 2018


Worldwide Semiconductor Market is forecasted to be US$ 463 billion in 2018 - an increase of 12.4 percent from 2017

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) has released its new semiconductor market forecast generated in May 2018.
WSTS expects the world semiconductor market to grow in 2018 and 2019 to US$ 463 billion and US$ 484 billion respectively. For 2018, this represents growth of 12.4 percent. This reflects expected growth in all major categories, with an extraordinary growth from Memory at 26.5 percent followed by Analog ICs with 9.5 percent. In 2018, all geographical regions are expected to grow.

Worldwide Semiconductor Market growth is expected to continue through 2019

For 2019, all major product categories and regions are forecasted to grow with the overall market up 4.4 percent, with Sensors contributing the highest growth followed by Optoelectronics and Analog ICs.

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 Kathy Ta Americas Vice Chair +1-(408) 601-5697
In Europe Elise Lafond Europe Vice Chair +41-22-929-6955
In Japan Akemi Takigawa Japan Vice Chair +81-3-3457-3917
In Asia Pacific William Kelley Asia Pacific Vice Chair +1-909-263-3059
For the World Gabriel Chou World Chair +886-3-578-6688x75459


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