PMA Research Tracking Shows Double-Digit Unit and Revenue Growth in 2016 for U.S. Professional Large-Format Display Market

San Juan Capistrano, California – January 30, 2017.  PMA Research (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on large displays, has published their latest set of sell-through tracking reports on large-format (32” and larger) flat panel displays being sold by leading U.S. AV/IT Distributors and Pro AV dealers and integrators who serve commercial markets.

The December PMA Research Flat Panel Tracking reports highlighted strong Y/Y gains for the professional large-format display market.

In the Pro AV Channel, 2016 unit sales and revenues of professional large-format displays saw positive double-digit growth over 2015 sales. On a year-over-year basis, unit sales grew by 17% and revenues ran 29% ahead of 2015. The revenue growth was accelerated by increased sales of the following:

  • +70-inch models (+26% units, +37% revenue)
  • Touch-capable displays (+101% units, +104% revenue)
  • UHD resolution (+49% units, +74% revenue)
  • Media Player-equipped  models (+27% units, +31% revenue)
  • High Bright models (+20% units, +27% revenues)

In the AV/IT Distribution channel, unit sales and revenues also registered significant growth. The year closed with both unit sales and revenues of professional large-format displays up 32% over CY2015. Compared to 2015, professional display sales saw strong growth in +70″ models, where unit sales grew 85%, and in 24/7 models where unit sales grew 78%.  Finally, while still a tiny portion of the total, unit sales of touch-enabled displays grew 65% from CY2015 to CY2016.

Unlike consumer TVs, the pricing differential between FHD and UHD professional displays remained significant.  In the larger sizes, above 55″, there was still a 40%-50% premium for UHD professional displays compared to a similar-sized FHD professional displays.

About PMA Research

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 street prices of Professional Large-Format Flat Panel Displays sold by leading U.S. dealers, systems integrators, and distributors.

PMA Research was formerly Pacific Media Associates, which was established by Dr. William Coggshall. Dr. Coggshall was a co-founder of Dataquest (now part of Gartner) and helped start the syndicated high-tech market information business. PMA Research has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company’s US headquarters is located at 25852 Avenida Cabrillo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: +1 (949) 493-4601.