The total worldwide PC monitor market shipped more than 29-million units in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), up 0,5% year over year but a decrease of 5,7% compared to the previous quarter, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker.
“IDC expects the global monitor market will continue to decline at rates around 3% year over year from 2018 through 2020. However, there should be some pockets of growth along the way, as illustrated by the Middle East & Africa region, which experienced its second sequential gain in a row, recording 3,8% quarter-over-quarter growth in 1Q16,” says Maura Fitzgerald, senior research analyst, Worldwide Trackers.
IDC currently forecasts 114-million PC monitor units will be shipped for full year 2016 and expects to see a year-over-year decline of 7,4% in worldwide shipments to 27,1-million units in the first quarter of 2017.
By 2020, 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.
The presence of curved monitors is on the rise, with 1,2% market share in 1Q16. This represents year-over-year growth of 495%.
Of the top 10 screen sizes, 23,8-inches wide and 31,5-inches wide saw the largest year-over-year growth, posting 91,4% and 183,2%, respectively, in 1Q16.
Monitors with TV tuners are expected to grow 1,3% year-over-year to 5,7% market share in 2017, up from 5,1% in 2015, led by LG and Samsung with a combined market share of 99% in this category.
Dell stayed in the top position in 1Q16 with worldwide market share of 16,8% on shipments of over 4,9-million units. The vendor posted strong year-over-year growth in Central & Eastern Europe (56,4%) and Canada (20,6%).
HP saw 3,4-million units shipped, resulting in 11,7% share in 1Q16. Year-over-year unit increases of 15,1% in the US and 7,3% in Western Europe helped bring the vendor a total year-over-year increase of 1,6%.
Samsung weakened its top three position with a year-over-year decline of 13,9% to 3,2-million units shipped. While the vendor showed year-over-year declines across all regions, they did see significant year-over-year growth in the 31,5-inches wide and 27-inches wide segments.
LG continued to rank number four with nearly 3-million units shipped. The vendor witnessed year-over-year gains in all regions except Central & Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
AOC rounded out the top five in 1Q16 with 8,8% market share in the worldwide market. The vendor logged huge year-over-year gains in Central & Eastern Europe, Japan, Middle East & Africa, USA, and Western Europe.