Q2 Global LCD Monitor Market Rises 3% to 29.8 million units; Dell leads

The desktop LCD monitor market rose slightly higher in Q2'06 than forecast, jumping 3.1% to 29.8M units shipped worldwide, reports DisplaySearch.  Significant shipment growth into Latin America, up 37% Q/Q, and Greater China, up 26% Q/Q, along with growth in the market for wide desktop displays, especially in China, helped to boost shipments above the prior forecast of 29.6M units.

The market for LCD monitors has been increasing 26.1% Y/Y. Most of the Q2'06 growth came from wider and larger desktop displays. While the market for was dominated by 17" SXGA products with a 52.7% share, this was down 3% from Q1'06, losing ground to larger 19" SXGA and 19"Wide displays, which enjoyed sequential growth rates of 8% and 147%, respectively. WW penetration rates for wide displays of all sizes rose from 4.5% in Q1'06 to 7.6% in Q2'06. 

On a WW basis, Dell extended its leading market share position from 19.0% in Q1'06 to 20.1% in Q2'06. Samsung retained the WW #2 position despite seeing a sequential decline of 6.3% in unit volume shipments. ViewSonic climbed up from the #7 WW position in Q1'06 into the WW top five in Q2'06 with a sequential growth of 46% in unit volume shipments. Lenovo was not quite in the top five, but noteworthy due to its significant sequential growth rate of 41% due to the hot China market where it increased its shipments 77% for the quarter.

Q2'06 Worldwide Desktop LCD Monitor Market Unit Share and Growth

Rank

Manufacturer

WW Unit Share

Q/Q Growth

1

Dell

20.1%

9%

2

Samsung

11.3%

-6%

3

HP

9.5%

1%

4

Acer

6.9%

0%

5

ViewSonic

5.5%

46%

6

Lenovo

4.9%

41%

 

Others

41.8%

2%

 

Total

100.0%

3%

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