Desktop Monitor Market Up on 2015 in Q3

According to Meko’s DisplayCast market research service, sales of desktop monitors in Europe, Middle East and Africa were 4.4% up on a volume basis in Q3 compared to Q3 last year and 5.7% up on Q2 2016. Part of this was the result of solid sales in Western Europe, which saw the best result in Q3 since 2011. However, part of the good result compared to last year was because of the weak sales in Russia in 2015.

Sales in Russia and Turkey are starting to recover after being under pressure for some years because of political and economic problems in those regions, but MEA continues to be weak and declined again. Although some contracts have been postponed in the UK following the Brexit vote, there has not been a major impact on the market.

Dell remains the top brand, ahead of Dell, with LG and Samsung effectively tied for third place. L24H (1920 x 1080 from 23.5″ to 24″) remains the biggest category in volume and value, while the L24IT (1920 x 1200 24″) remains important in some countries.

UltraHD grew but is still very much a niche. As we reported in our recent (Are Monitor Buyers Spending Less?), ASPs remain flat.