Photosensitive Semiconductor Market Overview in the European Union
In value terms, photosensitive semiconductor production amounted to $40.3B in 2010 estimated in export prices. In general, photosensitive semiconductor production continues to indicate a dramatic slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of 183% year-to-year. The level of photosensitive semiconductor production peaked at $477.3B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2010, production failed to regain its momentum.
The countries with the highest volumes of photosensitive semiconductor production in 2010 were Germany (992M units), Belgium (744M units) and Hungary (29M units), with a combined 68% share of total production.
From 2007 to 2010, the most notable rate of growth in terms of photosensitive semiconductor production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Belgium (+772.4% per year), while photosensitive semiconductor production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The revenue of the photosensitive semiconductor market in the European Union amounted to $20.2B in 2010, increasing by 3.4% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.5% over the period from 2007 to 2010; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of 23% y-o-y. In that year, the photosensitive semiconductor market reached its peak level of $23.7B. From 2009 to 2010, the growth of the photosensitive semiconductor market remained at a lower figure.
From 2007 to 2010, the most notable rate of growth in terms of photosensitive semiconductor consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Sweden, while photosensitive semiconductor consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, Italy ($4.1B), Sweden ($3.7B) and Germany ($2.2B) were the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2010, with a combined 50% share of the total market.
Italy recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, in terms of the main consuming countries over the period under review, while photosensitive semiconductor market for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2010, the highest levels of photosensitive semiconductor per capita consumption was registered in Hungary (81 units per person), followed by Finland (20 units per person), Belgium (11 units per person) and Germany (10 units per person), while the world average per capita consumption of photosensitive semiconductor was estimated at 7.84 units per person.
In Hungary, photosensitive semiconductor per capita consumption expanded at an average annual rate of +2.2% over the period from 2007-2010. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of per capita consumption growth: Finland (-5.8% per year) and Belgium (-28.7% per year).