Taiwan LCD TV Shipments To Decline in Q4


According to new data by Digitimes Research, shipments of LCD TVs coming out of Taiwan will decline by 7.2% year-on-year, down to 9.36 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, due to “keen competition” from Chinese competitors.

Shipments of Taiwan’s LCD TVs to Asian markets dropped from 35.2% to 30.3% quarter-on-quarter, as clients in China experienced declines in sales or financial difficulties. In the fourth quarter, shipments are expected to creep back up to 31.6% as Foxconn focuses its efforts in the region.

In North America, Taiwan’s shipments increased from 32.6% to 36% in the third quarter, expected to increase by a further 0.5% in the fourth quarter. In Europe, shipments rose from 22% in the second quarter to 23.5%, and expected to rise again to 24.5% in the fourth quarter.

Shipments to China dropped from 16% to 5% year-on-year in the third quarter, while Japan grew from 31.9% to 35% quarter-on-quarter, and is expected to reach 36.7% in the fourth quarter.

TPV Technology, Foxconn, Amtran Technology and Compal are Taiwan’s current leading LCD TV makers.