Q2 Positive for European DTM Market

There was some good news for the Desktop Monitor market in Q2, with sales up 14.0% on Q2 2015, although there was a drop from Q1, which is in line with historic seasonal trends. The Meko DisplayCast service reported that for the half year, things were even better, up 16.4% on last year. However, according to Principal Analyst, Bob Raikes of Meko, the good result year on year was partly because Q2 last year was so weak as there were very big problems in Russia in 2015. This year, the market is slowly recovering, although still a long way below its peak.

France saw a strong result, while the UK was weak – and that was before the Brexit vote in July. MEA and the South East (including Turkey) saw weak sales and again, this was before the attempted coup in Turkey.

Dell was top brand, ahead of HP, Samsung, LG and Acer. MMD, which controls the AOC and Philips brands in Europe would have been in fifth, ahead of Acer, if those brands were combined.

24″ 16:10 sets saw good sales in Q2, but 24″ FullHD sets were the biggest volume and are forecast to remain the key segment for volume in the future.