Tai­wan’s LCD TV ship­ments down over 8 per­cent in Q2 year-on-year

The China Post - - BUSINESS -

Ship­ments of Tai­wan-made liq­uid crys­tal dis­play (LCD) TVs fell more than 8 per­cent in the sec­ond quar­ter from a year ear­lier as Chi­nese TV brand Haier cut or­ders placed to Tai­wanese con­tract mak­ers, ac­cord­ing to Taipei-based Digitimes Re­search.

In a re­search re­port, Digitimes Re­search said that Tai­wanese con­tract maker Com­pal Elec­tron­ics Inc. wit- nessed its ship­ments fall as its clients en­tered a prod­uct tran­si­tion pe­riod.

But, an in­crease in ship­ments to South Korean buyer LG Elec­tron­ics Co. and to China’s Xiaomi lent some sup­port to Tai­wanese LCD TV sales in the quar­ter to some ex­tent, the re­port said.

In the April-June pe­riod, Tai­wan’s LCD TV ship­ments to­taled 7.97 mil­lion units, down 8.6 per- cent from a year ear­lier but up 6.6 per­cent from a quar­ter ear­lier, the Digitimes Re­search data showed.

Look­ing ahead, Digitimes Re­search said that growth mo­men­tum of Tai­wan’s LCD TV ship­ments could pick up in the third quar­ter, fore­cast­ing that ship­ments for the third quar­ter are ex­pected to rise 22.1 per­cent from the sec­ond quar­ter to 9.71 mil­lion units on the back of peak sea­son ef­fects.

Ship­ments for the fourth quar­ter could go higher due to a Christ­mas sea­son buy­ing spree, Digitimes Re­search said, adding that ship­ments could rise an ad­di­tional 4.6 per­cent from the third quar­ter to top 10 mil­lion units.

Digitimes Re­search said that Tai­wan’s LCD TV ship­ments for the en­tire year of 2015 could hit 35.35 mil­lion units, down 2.3 per­cent from a year ear­lier, to ac­count for about 16 per­cent of the world­wide to­tal of 221 mil­lion ship­ments.

In a sep­a­rate re­port, Digitimes Re­search said that Tai­wan’s LCD mon­i­tor ship­ments for the sec­ond quar­ter reached 19.42 mil­lion units, down 10.3 per­cent from a year ear­lier due to lin­ger­ing weak­ness in the world PC mar­ket.

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