WASHINGTON — Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 24% year-over-year in July, the Semiconductor Industry Association said today.

The 90-day moving average sales reached $33.6 billion in July, up 3.1% from the revised June totals.

All major regional markets posted both year-to-year and month-to-month increases in July, and the Americas market led the way with growth of 36.1% year-to-year and 5.4% month-to-month. All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average.

“Worldwide semiconductor sales increased on a year-to-year basis for the twelfth consecutive month in July, reflecting impressive and sustained growth for the global semiconductor market,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, SIA. “Sales in July increased throughout every major regional market and semiconductor product category, demonstrating the breadth of the global market’s recent upswing, and the industry is on track for another record sales total in 2017.”

Year-to-year sales increased in the Americas (36.1%), China (24.1%), Asia Pacific/all other (20.5%), Europe (18.9%), and Japan (16.7%). Month-to-month sales increased in the Americas (5.4%), Asia Pacific/all other (2.8%), China (2.7%), Japan (2.1%), and Europe (1.2%).

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