Worldwide PC monitor market declines
| 25 September, 2014
Worldwide PC monitor shipments totaled 32.5 million units in the second quarter of 2014, a year-over-year decline of -2.9%, according to the IDC. IDC expects worldwide shipments to continue on their current trajectory, slipping to 107 million units for the full year 2018.
"Despite the overall decline, there was a strong quarter-over-quarter growth rate of 11% in the United States and a slight increase in PC Monitor shipments in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan). In addition, the shipment totals were stronger than forecast by 4%," said Keerthi Maganti, Research Analyst, Worldwide PC Monitor Trackers at IDC.
Touch screen monitors are still a small segment of the total PC monitor market at 0.4% share, with sales mostly in the U.S. at 39.5% of the total. HP holds a 36.8% share of the U.S. market.
LED product technology adoption continues to increase with a new high of 93% market share in 2Q14. This represents a year-over-year increase of 10.5%.