August SEMI billings down on July, up y-o-y


“Global billings of North American equipment suppliers declined in August when compared to July, although they remain above August 2017 billings,” says SEMI CEO  Ajit Manocha,  “industry spending remains solid and we expect equipment expenditures in North America, China, Japan, and Taiwan to increase over their respective levels relative to the first half of the year.”

The last six months billings figures have been:

(3-mo. avg.)
March 2018 $2,431.8 16.9%
April 2018 $2,689.9 25.9%
May 2018 $2,702.3 19.0%
June 2018 $2,484.3 8.0%
July 2018 (final) $2,377.9 4.8%
August 2018 (prelim) $2,236.6 2.5%

Source: SEMI (, September 2018


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