FRAMINGHAM, MA – Worldwide PC monitor shipments rose 0.5% year-over-year in the first quarter to more than 29 million units. Sequential shipments decreased 5.7%, according to International Data Corp.

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 fewer than 100 million units, as the adoption of mobile devices at a lower price points is expected to continue.

“IDC expects the global monitor market will continue to decline at rates around 3% year-over-year from 2018 through 2020,” said Maura Fitzgerald, senior research analyst, Worldwide Trackers. “However, there should be some pockets of growth along the way, as illustrated by the Middle East and Africa region, which experienced its second sequential gain in a row, recording 3.8% quarter-over-quarter growth in the first quarter.”

Curved monitor demand is on the rise, with 1.2% market share in the first quarter, up 495% year-over-year.

Of the top 10 screen sizes, 23.8" wide and 31.5" wide saw the largest year-over-year growth, posting 91.4% and 183.2%, respectively, during the period.

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 during the first quarter, 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 and Eastern Europe (56.4%) and Canada (20.6%).

HP saw 3.4 million units shipped, resulting in 11.7% share during the quarter. 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%.

No. 3 Samsung saw 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, it did see significant year-over-year growth in the 31.5" wide and 27" wide segments, says IDC.

LG continued to rank number 4, with nearly 3 million units shipped. The vendor witnessed year-over-year gains in all regions except Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America.

AOC rounded out the top 5, with 8.8% market share in the worldwide market. The vendor logged huge year-over-year gains in Central and Eastern Europe, Japan, Middle East and Africa, USA, and Western Europe.

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