PMA Research Flat Panel Distributor Channel Analysis Shows Positive Growth

PMA Research (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on large displays, have published their latest sell-through tracking report on large-format (32-inch and larger) flat panel displays being sold by leading U.S. AV, PC and IT Distributors who typically serve commercial markets.

The total flat panel display industry, including televisions and professional TV’s is showing strong signs of recovery. Unit sales and revenues for all large-format (32” and up) flat panel displays sold through the U.S. distribution channel rose in February as business improved both from the prior month and the prior year. In fact, year-to-date 2022 revenues have out-paced pre-pandemic 2020 run rates by 15%.

As corporate America prepares for more in-office hours, sales for +32” desktop monitors continued to rise. February sales more than doubled the volumes and revenues from last year. Hybrid work situations are becoming permanent for some employees necessitating workstations both at home and in the office. Laptops can travel between the two offices, but monitors cannot. Despite the supply shortages, average sales of +32-inch desktop monitors for the last six months have been higher than the peak pandemic sales in March 2020 when everyone was scurrying to outfit home offices and student learning stations. Average prices for popular 32-inch and 34-inch monitors are up 5% from last year. Monitors above 40” have seen price increases above 20%.

Unit sales of professional flat panel displays also grew sequentially from January to February. Year-over-year comparisons showed a big increase in demand for professional displays as we saw increased buying in higher education, corporate, government and even some K-12 markets.

PMA’s monthly Flat Panel Distributor Tracking report offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales and market trends of large-format displays sold by leading U.S. AV and IT Distributors. These reports are ideal for tracking product and channel trends.

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PMA Research (PMA) specializes in worldwide market information for the projector industry, including detailed and comprehensive coverage of High-End Projectors, Mainstream Projectors, and Pico Projectors. With a series of quarterly projector shipment and forecast reports along with monthly sales tracking, PMA publishes data-driven insights for projector manufacturers, component suppliers, accessory companies, and channel partners. Expanded coverage of the display industry includes market information on U.S. Professional Large-Format Flat Panel Displays. PMA’s Flat Panel Tracking Reports offer timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, revenues, and true volume-weighted selling prices of Professional Large-Format Flat Panel Displays sold by leading N. American dealers, systems integrators, and distributors.