Press FAQ

Publication date: 23 Jun 2022

Weak Consumer But Good Commercial Demand Produced a Flat Performance for PC Monitors in Q1 2022, according to IDC

NEEDHAM, Mass., June 23, 2022 – New results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker show that the global PC monitor market posted flat results in the first quarter of 2022 (1Q22), registering a 0.3% increase in shipment volume compared to the same quarter a year ago. Although the result was higher than expected, the trend still conformed to expectations of a slowing market which began in the second half of 2021.

With 36.5 million units shipped, the first quarter outpaced all 2021 quarters except 4Q21. Nearly all regions saw good commercial uptake, as well as improved product availability to fulfill markets that had been previously neglected due to product and logistical challenges. At the same time, consumer inventories have also begun to build in the face of inflationary concerns and more diversified spending.

Looking ahead, IDC expects monitor shipments will decline as the market digests the tremendous volumes recorded in 2020 and 2021. The outlook for the rest of 2022 has been lowered compared to the previous forecast with global shipments expected to shrink 2.5% year over year in 2022. IDC expects 2023 shipments will decline another 1.5% year on year before stabilizing in 2024. China, the second largest market in the world, has notably lowered its forecast due to much gloomier outlook. Consumer demand has been pared back while commercial demand has been raised.

"We are seeing large portions of the consumer demand slowing amidst economic challenges and budget diversion as countries continue to re-open," said Jay Chou, research manager for IDC's Client Devices Tracker. "Some emerging market consumer demand will linger in the short term as vendors are now able to fulfill backlogs, while gaming and office returns will also drive demand. However, we are largely reverting to the pre-pandemic trend of a market driven largely by commercial replacements, many of which require multiple-monitor PC setups."

Company Highlights

Amidst a tough market, Dell expanded its leadership position through its supply chain competency and commercial sales. The company took 22.4% of the market, a record for the firm since IDC began tracking monitors in 2008. Competition for others remained close and fierce with the rest of the top 5 monitor vendors each having shares of between 10.1% to 10.8%. Overall, the market was a tale of two halves – the commercial market grew over 5% while the consumer side declined 5%. Other commercial heavy firms like HP Inc. and Lenovo rounded out the top 5 and were buoyed by more office re-openings. Samsung also saw year-over-year growth, buoyed in part by its leader status in the consumer monitor space. TPV, owner of AOC and Philips, was hurt by a struggling Chinese market and events in Eastern Europe.

Top Companies, Worldwide PC Monitor Shipments, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q1 2022 (shipments in thousands of units)


1Q22 Shipments

1Q22 Market Share

1Q21 Shipments

1Q21 Market Share

1Q22/1Q21 Growth

1. Dell Technologies






2. TPV






3. Samsung






4. HP Inc.






5. Lenovo


















Source: IDC Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, June 22, 2022

* = forecast

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker gathers detailed market data in over 90 countries. The research includes historical and forecast trend analysis among other data.

About IDC Trackers

IDC Tracker products provide accurate and timely market size, company share, and forecasts for hundreds of technology markets from more than 100 countries around the globe. Using proprietary tools and research processes, IDC's Trackers are updated on a semiannual, quarterly, and monthly basis. Tracker results are delivered to clients in user-friendly Excel deliverables and on-line query tools.

For more information, or to subscribe to the research, please contact Kathy Nagamine at 650-350-6423 or

Click here to learn about IDC's full suite of data products and how you can leverage them to grow your business.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,300 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology, IT benchmarking and sourcing, and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading tech media, data, and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the IDC Blog for industry news and insights.

All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.