According to UBI Research’s ‘4Q22 AMOLED Materials and Components Market Track’, which predicts 19 major components such as TFT, encapsulation, touch sensor, adhesive, and cover window, the mobile device materials market is expected to grow by US$13.91 billion by 2023, with an average annual growth rate of US$16.73 billion.
It is predicted that the market for flexible OLED materials, including foldable OLEDs, will continue to maintain more than 80% of the market and reach more than 90% from 2025. The Rigid OLED material market is expected to fall by 13.5% annually from US$1.89 billion in 2023, reaching US$1.07 billion by 2027. This is because Samsung Display’s rigid OLED shipments, which are the majority of rigid OLED shipments, are expected to continue to decline from 130 million units in 2023.
The materials market for flexible OLEDs and foldable OLEDs is expected to reach US$15.66 billion by 2027 with an annual growth rate of 7% from US$12.02 billion in 2023. This figure reflects 80 million units of Samsung Display’s expected shipment of foldable OLEDs in 2027.
By country, Korea’s materials purchases are expected to continue to show more than 50% of the market share. Korea’s purchases of major materials are expected to reach US$8.79 billion by 2027 with an annual average growth rate of 3.2 percent from US$7.5 billion in 2023. China’s purchases of major materials are expected to reach US$7.94 billion in 2027 with an annual average growth rate of 6.2%.