Dell & AOC See Solid Year-Over-Year Growth in Worldwide PC Monitor Market in First Quarter of 2016, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--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 the International Data Corporation (IDC) 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," said 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.

Technology Highlights

  • 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 99.0% in this category.

Vendor Highlights

  • Dell – 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 – HP saw 3.4 million units shipped, resulting in 11.7% share in 1Q16. Year-over-year unit increases of 15.1% in USA and 7.3% in Western Europe helped bring the vendor a total year-over-year increase of 1.6%.
  • Samsung – Samsung weakened its top 3 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 –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 – AOC rounded out the Top 5 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.
 

Worldwide PC Monitor Unit Shipments, Market Share, and Year-over-Year Growth, First
Quarter 2016

Vendors    

1Q16 Unit
Shipments

   

1Q16 Market
Share

   

1Q15 Unit
Shipments

   

1Q15 Market
Share

   

1Q16/1Q15
Growth

1. Dell     4,934,978     16.8%     4,650,633     15.9%     6.1%
2. HP Inc.     3,431,437     11.7%     3,377,346     11.6%     1.6%
3. Samsung     3,214,223     11.0%     3,731,530     12.8%     -13.9%
4. LG Electronics     2,909,957     9.9%     2,860,412     9.8%     1.7%
5. AOC     2,579,543     8.8%     2,351,900     8.1%     9.7%
Others     12,246,543     41.8%     12,199,049     41.8%     0.4%
Total     29,316,681     100.0%     29.170,870     100.0%     0.5%
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, June 2016
 

In addition to the table above, an interactive graphic illustrating the worldwide market share for the top 5 PC monitor vendors over the previous five quarters is available here. Instructions on how to embed this graphic into online news articles and social media can be found by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

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Contacts

IDC
Maura Fitzgerald, 508-988-7813
mfitzgerald@idc.com
or
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
press@idc.com

Release Summary

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, according to IDC.

Contacts

IDC
Maura Fitzgerald, 508-988-7813
mfitzgerald@idc.com
or
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
press@idc.com