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European Components Distribution (DMASS) Starts 2024 in Consolidation Mode

Q1 Key facts:

  • European Components Distribution declines by -23.3% to 4.58 billion Euro.
  • Semiconductors decline 26.5% to 3 billion Euro.
  • Interconnect, Passive & Electromechanical (IP&E) went down by 16.3% to 1.57 billion Euro.
  • Outlook 2024: market will contract, recovery won’t start early.

Key quote:

Hermann Reiter, Chairman DMASS Europe: “This market consolidation was overdue for a while, everyone should have prepared to weather a few quarters of weak bookings and billings. It does not make sense to overreact with cost-cutting now, when there is a huge potential for recovery across all industry segments and technologies. Electronic components will remain the key technology for innovation and transformation for many years to come.”

Note to editors: DMASS Europe represents ~85% of European components DTAM.

Berlin, May 6, 2024 – The first quarter of a business year normally sets the mark for speculation how the full year may turn out. According to DMASS Europe e.V., the European components distribution market, which enjoyed three years of significant growth, reported a decline of over 23% across all components and thus will face a few challenging quarters. Consolidated distribution revenue of reporting members declined by 23,3% to 4.58 billion Euro. While semiconductors dropped by 26.5% to 3 billion Euro, IP&E (Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical) components declined “only” by 16.3% to 1.57 billion Euro.

Hermann Reiter, chairman of DMASS: “As well all know, this market consolidation was overdue for a while, so Q1/2024 turned out to be the least surprising quarter I have seen in a while. Even if we may face a few challenges over the next few quarters, recovery will start sooner or later, and I am confident that 2025 will be back on track. It wouldn’t make sense to overreact now with cost-cutting exercises. The multiple crises the world is facing right now should hide the simple truth that the electronics revolution is ongoing: from the all-electric society to artificial intelligence, the world needs more and more innovative components. We will find more opportunities than resources to realise them.”

Semiconductors (Q1):

 

Semiconductor distribution sales in Europe shrank by 26.5% to 3 billion Euro. This is the first time ever that a first quarter was lower than the preceding Q4. Regionally, no country remained positive, with major differences between regions.  The UK proved surprising resilient with a decline of only 15%.

Country/Region Semi

Total k€

Change Q1/Q1

UK

221.095

-15,06%

IRELAND

25.178

-21,98%

GERMANY

837.190

-30,26%

FRANCE

214.128

-23,46%

ITALY

323.458

-19,88%

SWITZERLAND

102.755

-35,49%

NORDIC

228.572

-32,27%

BENELUX

105.072

-35,86%

IBERIA

136.711

-19,33%

AUSTRIA

73.273

-40,20%

RUSSIA

0

-100,00%

EASTERN EUROPE

518.344

-25,56%

ISRAEL

117.202

-23,01%

TURKEY

69.921

-4,41%

OTHER

30.500

-10,09%

DMASS Semi Total

3.003.400

-26,47%

Product-wise, only high-power LEDs and Microprocessors showed growth, all other product groups and categories declined between 4 and 37%.

Product Group Semi

Total k€

Change Q1/Q1

DISCRETE

150.835

-30,41%

POWER

367.039

-20,55%

SENSORS & ACTUATORS

80.834

-31,29%

OPTO

227.458

-18,06%

ANALOG

829.530

-31,09%

MEMORY

267.467

-19,88%

MOS MICRO LOGIC

671.182

-23,32%

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC

202.677

-36,65%

STANDARD LOGIC

34.484

-31,60%

OTHER LOGIC

171.893

-24,46%

DMASS Semi Total

3.003.400

-26,47%

 

Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical Components (Q4):

In IP&E, the slowdown continued in Q1, 2024, but showed a very positive sequential upturn against Q4/2024. The IP&E distribution market declined by 16.3% to 1.57 billion Euro. The slowdown between the three major product groups differed significantly, with Passives under higher pressure than Emech and Power Supplies. in all 3 product groups remained in the lower double digits. At the country-level, Central Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) suffered most, UK, France, Italy and Iberia did surprisingly ok. (see tables).

Product Group IP&E

Total k€

Change Q1/Q1

PASSIVES

584.363

-21,18%

ELECTROMECHANIC

872.872

-13,10%

POWER SUPPLIES

114.111

-13,36%

DMASS IP&E Total

1.571.346

-16,31%

 

Country/Region IP&E

Total k€

Change Q1/Q1

UK

167.504

-12,49%

IRELAND

11.936

-11,86%

GERMANY

364.798

-23,34%

FRANCE

159.658

-12,82%

ITALY

177.711

-11,23%

SWITZERLAND

48.670

-20,57%

NORDIC

132.232

-19,71%

BENELUX

74.581

-17,03%

IBERIA

91.365

-10,15%

AUSTRIA

40.317

-27,89%

RUSSIA

170

-55,60%

EASTERN EUROPE

205.877

-14,01%

ISRAEL

32.952

-19,63%

TURKEY

39.485

8,98%

OTHER

24.090

4,74%

DMASS IP&E Total

1.571.346

-16,31%

 

Chairman Hermann Reiter concludes: “It is becoming increasingly clear that the components market is much more complex than what you may see in global market predictions. For example, the AI hype is not happening everywhere and only involves a few component types. Our market, a.k.a. the mass market needs to full portfolio of leading-edge and mature technologies, involving many sources and manufacturers. For this complexity, distribution is the only reasonable and resilient answer.”

About DMASS:

DMASS Europe e.V., (until end of 2022 DMASS Ltd.) a European non-profit organisation, is the only industry body that collates detailed electronic components distribution market data on a quarterly basis by country and product groups such as Microcontrollers, Flash Memories, Analog components, Passives, Electromechanical products and many more.

DMASS was founded in 1989 and provides its members with a reliable statistical tool to evaluate their relative mass-market performance. The organisation consists of 40 active members in 2023 and represents between 80% and 85% of the total European distribution market, depending on the regions. To continuously increase its European market coverage, DMASS welcomes new membership applications from distributors and electronic components manufacturers.

 

Membership contact:

DMASS Europe e.V.

Andreas Falke (GF)
Ludwigkirchplatz 8 | 10719 Berlin
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+49 1748 702 753

www.dmass.com

 

 

 

DMASS Statistics:

 

Manufacturer Members

Distributor Members

   

Amphenol

Anglia

ams OSRAM

Arrow

Analog Devices

Avnet EMEA

Diodes Zetex

Codico

Infineon

Digi-Key

ISSI

Distrelec

Kemet

EBV Elektronik

KIOXIA Europe

Eurotronics

Littelfuse

Farnell

Macronix

Future

Micron

Mouser

Murata

RS Components

Nexperia

Rutronik

NXP

TTI

onsemi

WPG EMEA

Panasonic

 

Phoenix Contact

 

Recom

 

Renesas Electronics Europe

 

Rohm Semiconductor

 

Samtec

 

STMicroelectronics

 

TDK

 

TDK Lambda

 

TE Connectivity

 

Toshiba Electronics Europe

 

Vishay Semiconductor

 

Western Digital Corporation

 

Winbond