IHS: Q3 surge for larger screen TVs

Although overall TV shipments in the third quarter of 2018 were flat compared to the previous year, the average TV unit-shipment screen size increased more than any previous quarter in more than a year, according to critical information analysis firm IHS Markit.

While strong seasonality from promotions for the World Cup raised TV unit sales more than 7 per cent in the first half of the year, Western Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa all experienced double-digit TV shipment year-over-year declines in the third quarter.

Source: IHS: Q3 surge for larger screen TVs