LCD Monitor Penetration Now 65%
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The latest monitor results from DisplaySearch indicate that global LCD monitor shipments grew 4 per cent in second Quarter up 36 per cent year on year.

With 23.6 million units shipping in the quarter, the 17″ monitor size was the most popular category accounting for 58.1 per cent of the market.

Street prices dropped marginally reducing total revenues from US$7.8 billion in Q1 to US$7.7 billion in the second quarter. This came despite three to four consecutive months of US$2-5 component-level price increases, but this is expected to filter through to the average selling prices in the current quarter.

DisplaySearch says the only trend preventing revenues dropping further was the shift to larger 19 inch category which is the fastest growing category. Volumes grew from 18.3 per cent of the LCD monitor market to 21.6 in the sequential quarter.

The CRT monitor market continues to fall, with 29.3 per cent less sold than the equivalent quarter in 2004. A large portion of this fall was experience din the EMEA market, while China’s CRT monitor shipments continued to grow, experiencing a 16 per cent sequential growth spurt over the first quarter.

EMEA now accounts fro 38.2 per cent of the world’s LCD shipments, followed by North America with a 33.4 per cent share.

Global market shares according to DisplaySearch indicate that Dell remains the leader followed by Samsung, HP, Acer and LG Electronics (see table). LGE remained in the #5 spot despite a 5 per cent Q/Q drop in unit shipment volume, said the researcher.

Samsung had a stunning quarter assuming the top spot in Latin America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific where it holds a 16.3 per cent share.

While Dell continues to dominate the North American market, HP and Samsung are catching up says DisplaySearch with Samsung showing the most impressive Q/Q growth in the North America market delivering a 34 per cent sequential increase.

Although the market for larger than 19″ sizes remains small, DisplaySearch has acknowledged a trend toward widescreen sizes with 20″ – 24″ Wide monitors all competing in the market. Wide format displays account for 29.6 per cent of all monitors over 20″ already with the trend particularly evident in the 23″/24″ WUXGA market, which grew 35.1 per cent sequentially.

See the Quarterly Desktop Monitor Shipment and Forecast Report.

Market Share for LCD and CRT Monitors

Rank

Manufacturer

WW Share

Q/Q Change

1

Dell

20.3%

5%

2

Samsung

11.0%

15%

3

HP

9.4%

16%

4

Acer

7.0%

7%

5

LGE

5.7%

-5%

 

Others

46.6%

 

 

Total

100%

4%