IDC: Worldwide PC monitor sales drop in Q1 2014

Worldwide PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2014 declined slightly from 33.8 million units in 2013 to 33.7 million units, representing a 0.4 percent decline, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker. IDC expects worldwide shipments to of PC monitor to continue on a declining trend, falling to 106 million units for the full year 2018.

LED backlight technology adoption continues to increase with a new high of 92% market share in 1Q14. Screen size of 21-inches wide has held the largest worldwide share for the last six quarters, with 20.5% share in 1Q14. Aspect ratio of 16:9 continues to dominate with 81.3% market share, which is 6.5 times the second most widely used Aspect ratio of 16:10. 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 32.8% of the total.

Dell maintained its number 1 position in 1Q14 with worldwide market share of 14.9% on shipments of 5.0 million units. Samsung regained the number 2 position from last quarter in terms of total units shipped and maintained the top position in terms of total revenue with $1.11 billion in 1Q14. Its revenue represents 18.4% share in total market value. HP ranked number 3 worldwide, which is followed by LG and Lenovo, Computerworld reports.

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