CCS Insight analyst firm conducted a study of the global mobile phone market and has come to the conclusion that the demand for this production reached saturation. Do not help and smartphones, which occupy most of the cellular handsets sales.
Experts predict that by 2016 mobile phone shipments globally will decline by 1.3% compared to 2015 m. It is noted that a difficult situation is observed in all markets except China, where the recovery after a weak 2015.
However, the Chinese market is like the world has already reached its peak, so the annual shipment of phones in China will be at 450 million units until 2020. The annual volume of the global market for these devices will fluctuate at around 2 billion pieces.
“After several years of talking to analysts and commentators on the achievement of the mobile phone market peak in the foreseeable future, now it has come” – the analyst CCS Insight Koycheva Marina (Marina Koytcheva)
Slows demand for smartphones. In 2016 is expected to experts, global shipments of these devices will increase by 4.1% to 1.42 billion shares. The share of smartphones in the total sales of “mobile phones” will increase from the current two-thirds to 90% by 2020, researchers predict.
The analytical report also said the growing popularity of LTE technology. It will maintain the 1.11 billion mobile phones released this year, and in 2020 these devices there will be 1.65 billion, or 85% of the total number of handsets shipped.