As we all know, China has been a major chip importer in the world for three consecutive years. The annual amount of imported chips has exceeded 300 billion U.S. dollars. It is a real chip consuming country.
Since the second half of last year, the world began to lack cores. Under such circumstances, the global chip industry chain is actively expanding production and hoarding goods frantically, which has also promoted the surge in sales of the entire semiconductor industry. So under such circumstances, what about the sales of the Chinese chip market?
Recently, the American Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced August data for the global semiconductor industry.
According to data, the global semiconductor sales in August reached 47.18 billion U.S. dollars, a record high, an increase of 3.3% from July and an increase of 29.7% from the same period last year.
Among the sales of 47.18 billion U.S. dollars, the Chinese market ranks first in the world, with sales of 16.46 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for 34.4% of the world. It is the world’s largest semiconductor market, with a monthly increase of 3.4%, year-on-year An increase of 30.8%.
Followed by the United States, August sales amounted to 10.3 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for 21.5% of total global sales, an increase of 4.9% from July and an increase of 30.6% from last year.
In addition, sales in the Asia-Pacific and other regions were US$12.75 billion, accounting for 27%, an increase of 2.6% month-on-month and a year-on-year increase of 28.2%.
In the entire European region, sales were 3.92 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for approximately 8.2%, an increase of 1.5% from the previous month and an increase of 33.5% from the same period last year.
Japan’s sales amounted to 3.75 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for 7.8%, an increase of 3.3% from the previous month and a year-on-year increase of 23.8%.
It can be seen that, for the global chip industry, China is still the largest sweetmeat, because the Chinese market has accounted for more than one-third of the world’s sales.
In fact, China’s own chip production this year is not low. According to the statistics of the Bureau of Statistics, the national integrated circuit output in August 2021 was 32.08 billion, and the average daily output was 1.03 billion, an increase from the same month of the previous year. 9.86 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 39.4%.
From January to August of 2021, the cumulative output of integrated circuits nationwide was 239.89 billion pieces, an increase of 81.1 billion pieces over the same period of the previous year. The cumulative output increased by 48.2% year-on-year; the average monthly output was 29.99 billion pieces.
But in comparison, China’s chip industry still has to cheer, otherwise, as the world’s largest chip consumer, it will spend a lot of foreign exchange every year to import chips. The key is that it has to be controlled by others.