The decline in semiconductor output in October echoed the contraction in China’s factory activity in the same month. Photo: Shutterstock
The decline in semiconductor output in October echoed the contraction in China’s factory activity in the same month. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s semiconductor output posts biggest ever monthly decline in October amid weak demand, fresh US tech export controls

  • China’s chip output in October reached 22.5 billion units, down 26.7 per cent from a year ago and the largest single-month decrease on record
  • That total was also lower than the 25.9 billion units produced in April, when Covid-19 lockdowns disrupted manufacturing in Shanghai and other cities

The decline in semiconductor output in October echoed the contraction in China’s factory activity in the same month. Photo: Shutterstock
The decline in semiconductor output in October echoed the contraction in China’s factory activity in the same month. Photo: Shutterstock
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