The November figure is 27.2% higher than the $1.6 billion of billings in November 2016.
“November billings for North American equipment manufacturers increased modestly for the first time in four months,” said Dan Tracy, Senior Director, Industry Research and Statistics, at SEMI. “Year-to-date equipment spending is well on track to set a historical high, and we expect that positive momentum to continue into next year as new fabs in China begin to equip.”
The last six months billings figures are ($bn):
June $2.3; July $2.26; August $2.18; September $2.05; October $2.02; November $2.05