Global Desktop Monitor Shipments Fall in Q1 2017

London, 12th June 2017 - Worldwide shipments of desktop monitors declined by -1.1% in Q1 2017 compared to those a year ago, according to the latest figures from CONTEXT, the IT market analysis company.

“The decline in sales was driven by the consumer segment, which dropped -1.8%, while the fall in commercial shipments was smaller at -1.0%”, said Lachlan Welsh, Senior Analyst at CONTEXT.

The low end of each market has been noticeably shrinking, and there has been a marked change in the product mix: there has been a shift to larger, more expensive screens; rising sales of curved monitors, higher resolution displays and gaming monitors; and growing demand for 21:9 monitors. This, in turn, has had an effect on the ASP with prices rising +2% year-on-year.

Screens of 23" and above accounted for 57% of the global market in Q1 2017, up from under 50% in the same period in the previous year. Full HD makes up nearly two-thirds of the global market, and continues to be the predominant resolution, while WQHD screens also gained share with sales growing at +90% year-on-year. IPS remains the strongest growing panel technology, and had a 40% share of the market in Q1 2017, up from 30% the year before.

Shipments to EMEA grew by +2.6%, driven by CEE, which saw +19% growth. North America was the only other key region to grow.

Worldwide, the multi-function monitor market declined by -10% year-on-year, in spite of growth in CEE and North America, mainly because of weak sales in Latin America and MEA.

Dell retained its position as No. 1 vendor in Q1 2017: it had an 18% unit share of the total market while HP and Samsung followed with shares of 13% and 11% respectively.
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