According to the ‘4Q22 OLED Emitting Material Market Track’ recently published by UBI Research, global panel companies’ purchase of OLED emitting materials in the third quarter of 2022 amounted to US$4.96 billion. This is an increase of 20.9% compared to the previous quarter and 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year.
In the third quarter of 2022, Samsung Display’s rigid OLED shipment decreased to less than 20 million units, and the market for rigid OLED emitting materials decreased, but the supply of new panels by panel companies increased for iPhone 14 series. It was analyzed that the expansion of the use of materials with deuterium replacement technology and the rise in the exchange rate affected the increase in purchase amount.
UBI Research predicted that the overall emitting material market will grow from US$1.82 billion in 2022 to US$2.75 billion in 2027 with an average annual growth rate of 8.6%.
Yoon Dae-jeong, an analyst at UBI Research, said, “In the small OLED material market, Samsung Display’s shipments of rigid OLEDs will continue to decline, but foldable OLEDs will expand to 80 million units by 2027, and purchases of emitting materials are expected to be US$ 680 million by 2027. In addition, BOE and LG Display’s purchases of emitting materials are expected to be US$ 380 million and US$ 230 million, respectively, in 2027.” He added, “As shipments of LG Display’s WOLED and Samsung Display’s QD-OLED are expected to be in the mid-12 million and early 2 million units respectively in the large OLED material market in 2027, purchases of emitting materials are also expected to be US$4.2 billion and $13 billion, respectively.” In this report, RGB OLED is expected to account for the largest share with 69.1% by OLED deposition method in 2027, and WOLED is expected to account for 15.2%, RGB 2stack OLED 11.1%, and QD-OLED 4.6%.