WASHINGTON — The 90-day moving average sales of semiconductors worldwide were $33.4 billion in July, up 1.7% sequentially.

Sales were down 15.5% from a year ago, the Semiconductor Industry Association added, based on data compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.

“While global semiconductor sales in July were once again down on a year-to-year basis, month-to-month sales were up slightly,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, SIA. “Month-to-month sales increased modestly across most regional markets in July, with Asia Pacific and the Americas posting the largest gains, although sales into the Americas remained down on a year-to-year basis.”

Regionally, sales increased month-to-month in Asia Pacific/other (3.1%), the Americas (2.5%), China (1.1%), and Japan (0.7%), but decreased in Europe (-0.5%). On a year-to-year basis, sales were down across all regional markets: Europe (-8.6%), Asia Pacific/other (-11%), Japan (-12%), China (-14.1%), and the Americas (-27.8%).

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