Germany Prevails in EU Photosensitive Semiconductor and Diode Production and Trade

Electronic Components And Boards February 01, 2016
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

From 2007 to 2014, EU production of photosensitive semiconductors and light emitting diodes showed mixed dynamics, ultimately falling from 1,513 million units in 2007 to 573 million units in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of -12.9% over the period under review. In value terms, EU production of photosensitive semiconductors and diodes decreased to 2,071 million EUR in 2014, falling by -12.3% annually.

Germany was the largest producer of photosensitive semiconductors and diodes in value terms, with 1,084 million EUR. It was distantly followed by Italy (467 million EUR).

From 2007 to 2014, Italy had the highest growth rates of production, with a CAGR of +48.8%. Germany showed negative dynamics dropping by -13.7% over the analyzed period.

Germany dominated in EU production and trade of photosensitive semiconductors and diodes. In 2014, it exported the lion's share of its total semiconductor and diode output. Of this amount, 14% was supplied to the United Kingdom, where Germany's photosensitive semiconductors and diodes held an 18% share of total UK imports.

Source: EU: Photosensitive Semiconductor Devices; Light Emitting Diodes - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020