U.S Sales of Large-Format Flat Panel Displays Registered Double-Digit Growth in 2015, According to PMA Research

San Juan Capistrano, California – February 23, 2016.  PMA Research (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on the displays market, has published their latest report on large-format (32” and larger) flat panel displays. PMA’s Distributor Flat Panel Tracking Service offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, revenues and true volume-weighted street prices of Large-Format Flat Panel displays (32” and larger) sold by leading U.S. IT/PC and Pro AV Distributors.

Unit sales and revenues of Professional Flat Panel models sold through leading U.S. PC/IT and Pro AV Distributors rose 30% in 2015 over the prior year. A shift to larger screen sizes in the professional display market, particularly in the second-half of the year, was the single largest factor driving increased revenues. At the end of 2014, revenues from +60-inch professional models comprised 32% of total revenues. By year-end 2015, these larger-sized models jumped to 48% of total revenues.

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Many of the industry’s key market segments also posted strong volume gains during the full-year 2015.

  • Slim-bezel displays (less than 10mm bezel-to-bezel) grew by 16% in 2015 versus 2014. The increased popularity of videowall applications is fueling the growth of narrow-bezel models.
  • Sales of professional models warranted for use 24/7 surged 74% in 2015 compared with 2014. These models are typically used in digital signage applications.
  • Touch-enabled displays, though still a very small percentage of the total volume, rose by 28% in 2015 thanks to retail and wayfinding applications.The strong growth trend appears to be continuing in 2016 as units and revenues were up 35% and 42%, respectively, in January 2016 from the prior January. And each of the key market segments also posted healthy double-digit comparisons vs. last January.

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.  www.pmaresearch.com