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Worldwide PC Monitor Market Undergoes a Slight Decline in the First Quarter of 2014, According to IDC
[June 19, 2014]

Worldwide PC Monitor Market Undergoes a Slight Decline in the First Quarter of 2014, According to IDC

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

Worldwide PC monitor shipments totaled nearly 33.7 million units in the first quarter of 2014 (1Q14), a year-over-year decline of -0.4%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker. IDC (News - Alert) expects worldwide shipments to continue on their current trajectory, slipping to 106 million units for the full year 2018.

"Despite the overall decline, the shipment totals were stronger than the forecast of 31 million units," said Phuong Hang, Program Director, Worldwide Trackers at IDC. "Geographically, Japan and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions delivered the largest gains during the first quarter while Dell (News - Alert) and HP both experienced solid shipment growth."

Technology Highlights

  • LED backlight technology adoption continues to increase with a new high of 92% market share in 1Q14. This represents a year-over-year increase of 16.4%.
  • Screen size of 21.x-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. HP holds a 35.1% share of the U.S. market.

Vendor Highlights

  • Dell - Dell maintained its number 1 position in 1Q14 with worldwide market share of 14.9% on shipments of 5.0 million units. Japan and Western Europe delivered the biggest gains for Dell with 32.4% and 14.7% quarter-over-quarter growth respectively, while the U.S. market remained essentially flat.
  • Samsung (News - Alert) - 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 - Despite being ranked number 3 worldwide, HP holds the number 1 position in Canada and number 2 in the U.S. HP posted 8.9% year-over-year growth for the quarter.
  • LG - LG maintained its number 4 position and continues to be the number 1 PC monitor vendor in Latin America with 33% share. It also achieved a new high in unit shipments of 3.5 million in 1Q14.
  • Lenovo (News - Alert) - Lenovo rounded out the Top 5 vendor ranking in 1Q14, buoyed by its number 1 position in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) with 2 million units. Lenovo's biggest gains in the quarter were in Japan and Western Europe with 16.6% and 5.3%, respectively.

Worldwide PC Monitor Unit Shipments, Market Share, and Year-over-Year Growth, First Quarter 2014

Vendors   1Q14 Unit Shipments   1Q14 Market Share   1Q13 Unit Shipments   1Q13 Market Share   1Q14/1Q13 Growth
1. Dell   5,032,526   14.9%   4,448,731   13.1%   13.1%
2. Samsung   4,461,381   13.2%   4,884,060   14.4%   -8.6%
3. HP   3,882,452   11.5%   3,566,268   10.5%   8.9%
4. LG   3,546,549   10.5%   3,452,266   10.2%   2.7%
5. Lenovo   2,639,150   7.8%   2,763,613   8.2%   -4.5%
Total Market   33,688,462   100%   33,840,312   100%   -0.4%

Source (News - Alert): IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, June 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 year 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

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

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