Early May Data
Revised 03 May 2013
PriceWise, a free semi-monthly pricing service, aggregates early self-reported market prices for a sub-set of A-grade LCD panels. Get a preliminary view into shifts in global panel pricing, demand, and purchasing. Updated twice a month, PriceWise covers pricing changes for 22 panel sizes across five major applications.
PriceWise Early May Data
The PriceWise spreadsheet includes current data and data for the past two months for five major applications: LCD monitors, notebook PCs, LCD TVs, mobile phones, and tablet PCs. Also, our analysts provide analysis explaining the current pricing environment, based on demand, supply, and business plans. Download the complete PriceWise spreadsheet using the link at the top of this page!
Analysis Highlight and Recent Prices by Size and Resolution for LCD TV Panels
TV panel prices for 39" and above continued to drop modestly in the first half of May. TV makers, especially Chinese TV brands, are not in a rush to build panel inventory as there is still uncertainty in the market: seasonal slowness in Q2 and early Q3, the sell-through results for new products in the recent May Day holidays especially 4K×2K LCD TVs in China, and rumors of changes in the second round of the Chinese energy subsidy program. These rumors are affecting TV makers’ purchasing decisions and plans because different scenarios are currently under discussion, but the anticipated announcement is likely to be delayed until late Q3 or early Q4.