Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the five years through 2015, revenue for the Semiconductor Manufacturing industry is expected to grow 7.3% per year to reach $63.1 billion. The industry developed strongly in the years through 2011 but in 2012, as global economy slowed, industry revenue growth fell.
International trade is very important to the Semiconductor Manufacturing industry in China. In 2015, exports account for 52.8% of industry revenue, $33.4 billion. Competing imports total an estimated $33.5 billion and account for 52.9% of domestic demand. Although imports as a share of domestic demand have been decreasing over the past five years, technical and quality differences between domestically manufactured and foreign semiconductors continue to limit the industry's growth.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Chinese Semiconductor Manufacturing industry has a high level of capital intensity. Although production tends to rely on large-scale investment in capital equipment, there is still a heavy reliance on labor inputs.
Large start-up capital investment and ongoing research and development expenses attribute to the capital-intensive nature of this industry. The level of capital tied up in manufacturing facilities, which produce high-technology semiconductor devices, is increasing.
In 2015, for every dollar spent on wages (including management and administration costs), about one dollar is invested in capital... purchase to read more