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[March 18, 2014]

Dell and HP See Positive Growth in Worldwide PC Monitor Market Despite Overall Decline in Fourth Quarter of 2013, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

Total worldwide PC monitor shipments were slightly below 35.0 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13), a decrease of -0.4% compared to the previous quarter yet 2.9% more than forecast, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker. The -3.8% year-over-year growth in 4Q13 was largely due to declining PC desktop sales.

"Dell (News - Alert) and HP both saw increases in unit shipments for the worldwide PC monitor market for the second time in a down year," said Jennifer Song, Research Analyst, Worldwide Trackers at IDC (News - Alert). "At a regional level, EMEA experienced the largest positive growth during the fourth quarter, with Italy and Spain posting the biggest gains."

Looking ahead to the first quarter of 2014, IDC is forecasting a quarter-over-quarter decline of -9.0% in worldwide shipments to 31.7 million units. However, IDC slightly raised its total shipment forecast for the full year 2014 from 125.2 million units to 125.6 million units, which represents a decline of -8.6% compared to 2013. By 2018, worldwide shipments are expected to drop further to 104.8 million units, as the adoption of mobile devices at lower price points is expected to continue.

Technology Highlights

  • LED backlight technology adoption continues to increase with 87.3% market share in 4Q13. This represents a year-over-year increase of 14.4 percentage points.
  • Screen size of 21.x-inches wide has held the largest worldwide share for the last five quarters, with 20.7% share in 4Q13.
  • Aspect (News - Alert) ratio of 16:9 continues to dominate with 78.0% market share, which is more than 5 times the second most widely used aspect ratio of 16:10.
  • Monitors with TV tuners are expected to grow to 7.9% market share by 2018, up from 5.4% share in 2013, led by LG and Samsung (News - Alert) with a combined market share of 96% in this category.
  • Touchscreen monitors are still a small segment of the total PC monitor market at 0.4% share, with sales mostly in the U.S. at 38.7% share. HP holds a 35.4% portion of the U.S. market.

Vendor Highlights

  • Dell - Dell stayed in the number 1 position in 4Q13 with worldwide market share of 14.2% on shipments of 5.0 million units. While U.S. shipments declined -4.5% from the previous quarter, Western Europe and Asia/Pacfici (excluding Japan)(APeJ) delivered the biggest gains for Dell with 11.4% and 2.9% quarter-over-quarter growth, respectively.
  • HP - HP rose in ranking to the number 2 position, with the largest quarter-over-quarter increase of 26.7% in EMEA. HP also saw positive growth in all regions this quarter.
  • Samsung -Samsung remained third in unit shipments worldwide, yet maintains the top vendor in terms of total revenue with $1.08 billion in 4Q13, which represents 16.9% share in total market value.
  • LG - LG maintained its number 4 position and continues to be the number 1 PC monitor vendor in Latin America with 28.4% share.
  • Lenovo - Lenovo rejoined the Top 5 vendor ranking in 4Q13 after slipping to number 6 in the third quarter of 2013. Lenovo's biggest gains were in Western Europe and the U.S. with 17.7% and 9.1% quarter-over-quarter growth, respectively.

Worldwide PC Monitor Unit Shipments, Market Share, and Year-over-Year Growth, Fourth Quarter 2013




Vendors   4Q13 Unit Shipments     4Q13 Market Share     4Q12 Unit Shipments     4Q12 Market Share     4Q13/4Q12 Growth
1. Dell   4,968,112     14.2%     4,611,017     12.7%     7.7%
2. HP   4,265,663     12.2%     3,903,515     10.8%     9.3%
3. Samsung   4,172,109     12.0%     5,441,967     15.0%     -23.3%
4. LG   3,438,036     9.8%     3,505,250     9.7%     -1.9%
5. Lenovo   2,987,571     8.6%     3,517,063     9.7%     -15.1%
All Vendors   34,904,866     100%     36,293,376     100%     -3.8%

Source (News - Alert): IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, March 2014.

In addition to the table above, an interactive graphic illustrating the worldwide market share for the top 5 PC monitor vendors over the previous five quarters is available here. Instructions on how to embed this graphic into online news articles and social media can be found by viewing this press release on IDC.com.

About IDC Trackers

IDC Tracker products provide accurate and timely market size, vendor share, and forecasts for hundreds of technology markets from more than 100 countries around the globe. Using proprietary tools and research processes, IDC's Trackers are updated on a semiannual, quarterly, and monthly basis. Tracker results are delivered to clients in user-friendly excel deliverables and on-line query tools. The IDC Tracker Charts app allows users to view data charts from the most recent IDC Tracker products on their iPhone and iPad.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.


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