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Slight Q1 Growth For PC Monitor Market, Curved Monitors Surge

The worldwide PC monitor market recorded 0.5 per cent year-on-year growth in the 2016 first quarter, with curved monitors posting 495 per cent year-on-year growth, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker.

In total, 29.3 million units were shipped in the quarter, the IDC found, with curved monitors capturing a 1.2 per cent market share.

Compared to the previous quarter, shipments were down 5.7 per cent, with Maura Fitzgerald, IDC Worldwide Trackers senior research analyst, stating the IDC expects the market “will continue to decline at rates around 3 per cent year-over-year from 2018 through 2020”.

“However, there should be some pockets of growth along the way, as illustrated by the Middle East and Africa region, which experienced its second sequential gain in a row, recording 3.8 per cent quarter-over-quarter growth in 1Q16,” Fitzgerald commented.

Currently, the IDC forecasts that 114 million PC monitor units will be shipped for the 2016 full-year, and expects to see a 7.4 per cent year-on-year decline in worldwide shipments to 27.1 million units in the 2017 first quarter.

By 2020, the IDC states that “worldwide shipments are expected to be less than 100 million units as the adoption of mobile devices at lower price points is expected to continue”.

Of the top 10 screen sizes, 23.8”-wide and 31.5”-wide screens recorded the largest year-on-year growth at 91.4 per cent and 183.2 per cent, respectively, the IDC found.

The IDC expects monitors with TV tuners to grow 1.3 per cent year-on-year to a 5.7 per cent market share in 2017, up from 5.1 per cent in 2015, led by LG and Samsung with a combined market share of 99 per cent in the category.

Dell maintained its top position in the first quarter, commanding a 16.8 per cent market share, posting 6.1 per cent year-on-year growth, with HP in second position, claiming an 11.7 per cent market share and posting 1.6 per cent growth.

Samsung claimed third position with an 11 per cent market share, posting a year-on-year decline of 13.9 per cent, followed by LG with a 9.9 per cent market share, posting 1.7 per cent growth, and AOC with an 8.8 per cent market share, posting 9.7 per cent growth.



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