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Article Publishing Date: Jul 23, 2021

Global Chip Shortage Set to Persist as Planned Supply Expansions Slow to Catch Up to Rising Demand

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Electronic Integrated Circuits and Microassemblies - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

Global demand for semiconductor chips continues to outpace supply, mainly driven by increasing procurement from both the consumer electronics and automobile sectors in 2021, catching major semiconductor foundries TSMC and Samsung off-guard. In response, many major Asian chip manufacturers have hiked their prices by up to 20% this year. While both TSMC and Samsung have pledged to increase production capacity, market players project the chip shortfall to persist until 2022/2023. 

Key Trends and Insights

While covid lockdowns in 2020 had led to increased demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones, personal computers and server equipment, the resulting increase in demand for semiconductor chips from this sector was offset by a fall in purchases from the automobile sector. When automobile sales rebounded as lockdowns eased in early 2021, this led to a severe shortfall in chip supply, despite semiconductor fabs already operating at close to maximum utilization rates. 

In the short-term, semiconductor shortages for the automobile industry are set to ease later this year, as the world’s largest chipmaker TSMC ramps up the output of automobile chips in recent months. Automobile chip production is set to increase by 60% compared to last year’s volume. 

More broadly, however, TSMC Chief Executive Dr C.C. Wei has stated that overall chip supply shortages in the industry could last until 2022. This sentiment is echoed by UMC executive Chien Shan-chieh, who has predicted overall chip shortages to worsen in the short term and persist until 2023. These shortfalls have led Asian chip manufacturers to hike their prices by an average of 20% this year, with TSMC in particular suspending discounts that the company offers to bulk clients. These elevated prices are likely to remain until chip supply can fully catch up with demand.

Part of the issue stems from the complex and time-consuming semiconductor chip manufacturing process. Semiconductor fabs are already operating at full capacity, and even under ideal conditions, it can take 12 to 26 weeks to complete one batch of chip manufacture. While TSMC has committed to investing $100B into expanding chip manufacturing and R&D across the next three years in response to rising demand, the effects of this expansion would likely only manifest from 2022 onwards. Samsung has also announced plans to invest $141B into its semiconductor business over the next 10 years, including a new Korean production facility set to come online in late 2022.

These recent shortages have also highlighted the geographical vulnerability of the semiconductor supply chain: the majority of chip production is concentrated in Taiwanese facilities under the control of TSMC, which account for 56% of the world’s chip production. Major economies such as the U.S. have made recent efforts to lure major chip manufacturers into setting up production facilities domestically. Construction started in June this year of a $12B TSMC chip plant in Arizona, while Samsung is potentially looking to sink $17B into a new Texas manufacturing facility. TSMC has additional plans to expand manufacturing to Germany and Japan in the future. The June U.S. Innovation and Competition Act has also set aside $52B for domestic semiconductor research and manufacturing projects in attempts to develop the U.S.’ own semiconductor manufacturing capacity. 

Global Exports of Electronic Chips

In 2020, shipments abroad of electronic chips increased by 7% to 1,180B units, rising for the eighth consecutive year after two years of decline. In value terms, electronic chip exports stood at $888.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

In value terms, Taiwan (Chinese) ($218.8B), Hong Kong SAR ($150.1B) and China ($116.6B) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, together accounting for 55% of global exports.

Hong Kong SAR (243B units), China (242B units) and Taiwan (Chinese) (198B units) represented roughly 58% of total exports of electronic chips in 2020. Singapore (127B units) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by Malaysia (119B units), Japan (72B units) and the Philippines (69B units). All these countries together held approx 33% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable growth rate in terms of shipments amongst the main exporting countries was attained by China, while exports for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The average electronic chip export price stood at $0.8 per unit in 2020, growing by 7.4% against the previous year. From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Malaysia, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 26113003 - Multichip integrated circuits: processors and controllers, w hether or not combined with memories, converters, logic circuits, amplifiers, clock and timing circuits, or other circuits
• Prodcom 26113006 - Electronic integrated circuits (excluding multichip circuits): processors and controllers, whether or not combined with memories, converters, logic circuits, amplifiers, clock and timing circuits, or other circuits
• Prodcom 26113023 - Multichip integrated circuits: memories
• Prodcom 26113027 - Electronic integrated circuits (excluding multichip circuits): dynamic random-access memories (D-RAMs)
• Prodcom 26113034 - Electronic integrated circuits (excluding multichip circuits): static random-access memories (S-RAMs), including cache random-access memories (cache-RAMs)
• Prodcom 26113054 - Electronic integrated circuits (excluding multichip circuits): UV erasable, programmable, read only memories (EPROMs)
• Prodcom 26113065 - Electronic integrated circuits (excluding multichip circuits): electrically erasable, programmable, read only memories (E.PROMs), including flash E.PROMs
• Prodcom 26113067 - Electronic integrated circuits (excluding multichip circuits): other memories
• Prodcom 26113080 - Electronic integrated circuits: amplifiers
• Prodcom 26113091 - Other multichip integrated circuits n.e.c.
• Prodcom 26113094 - Other electronic integrated circuits n.e.c.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global electronic chip market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



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• Per Capita consumption
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• Global trade (exports and imports)
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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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