EMEA Monitor Market Up in Q1

DTM Q12016

Given the poor conditions in the PC market, it’s surprising to be reporting that the market for desktop monitors in EMEA was up on last year in Q1 2016 according to Meko’s DisplayCast DTM market report. Overall, the market rose 4.3% year on year, although, as usual, it was down on Q4 by 7.1%, although that was less than most years.

“The market is, of course, a very long way (around 44%) below its peak levels of 2007 and 2008, but its pleasing to see year on year growth”, said Bob Raikes, prinicipal analyst of Meko. “The UK had a very weak Q4, but picked up strongly in Q1 which was a help to the market overall. Value grew as well as panel and monitor makers have offered more and more options to the market”.

“Samsung stayed at the top by market share in volume, but Dell was top on value, while Asus had a good quarter, as did Iiyama”, Raikes continued.

The market continues to move towards monitors of 24″ and above, but UltraHD remains a niche. The Middle East was down year on year, but Eastern Europe and Western Europe were both up (although in the case of the East, from a low base).