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Unit shipments of TV worldwide by type 2019 and 2020

In 2020, 8.27 million QLED TV sets are forecast to be shipped worldwide. TV sets using the newer display technologies QLED and OLED are expected to see growing market presence in 2020, whereas the traditional LCD TVs are facing shipment decrease due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Different TV display technologies

The most prevalent TV sets nowadays, liquid-crystal-display (LCD) TVs are successors to cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions. In comparison to CRT TVs, LCD TV sets are thinner, lighter, and are available in larger sizes. Global LCD TV shipments are projected to reach 193.6 million units in 2020. Newer TV displays make use of technologies such as organic light-emitting diode (OLED), active matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) and quantum dot light-emitting diode (QLED), which offer better and extra features such as ultra-thinness, higher resolution, and flexibility of the screen. In 2020, it is forecast that around 2.65 million units of 55-inch OLED TV sets will be shipped worldwide.

Worldwide TV unit shipments in 2019 and 2020, by type

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

2019 and 2020

Supplementary notes


Shipment figures for the rest of TV market (LCD) were calculated by Statista based on initial figures provided in the source.

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