Electronic component sales in Germany slumped 20% in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 696m Euro according to FBDi, the German distribution industry association.
The lack of demand that was visible during the second half of 2019 battered semiconductor revenues in Q4 according to DMASS.
2019 has been a tough year for the semiconductor market. Semiconductor Intelligence (SC-IQ) predicts a 12% to 15% decline from 2018. This the biggest drop in the market since a 32% decline in 2001.
Trying to forecast the electronic components market right now is a tough call, so the Electronic Component Supply Network (ecsn) has hedged its bets.
In line with the general components market and an ailing German economy, sales in the German component distribution business declined significantly in the last quarter.
DMASS reports a decline of 8.9% in semiconductor revenue in Q3/2019. Germany, France and Italy affected most. Discrete, MOS Micro and Logic shrink double-digit.
For the first time in two years decreasing orders in the German component distribution has resulted in a slight drop in turnover. Sales of distribution companies under the umbrella of the Fachverband Bauelemente-Distribution (FBDi e.V.) dropped by 2% to 879m Euro.
An initially downbeat but longer term cheerful forecast for the global microcontroller (MCU) market has been issued by IC Insights. After reaching record-high sales in the last two years, the MCU market slid 13% lower in the first half of 2019 because of overall weakness in electronic systems, a slowdown in automobile sales, and no letup in the trade war between the U.S. and China.
Finally the European distribution market is showing the signs of wear and tear. The second quarter of 2019 finally showed the long-expected slowdown of the components distribution market in Europe, largely in line with the overall market trends.
The first signs of a slowdown in the German component distribution market are becoming apparent following two stellar years of growth says FBDi, the German component distribution association.