The global proportion of small- to medium-size TFT LCD production capacity from China is expected to increase to 35% as of 2017, up from 15.5% in 2011, according to Digitimes Research. In terms of large-size TFT LCD applications, China's global share will increase from 5.3% in 2011 to 25.5% in 2017.
The statistics include production from both China-based makers and international makers who have facilities in China.
China-based makers will be responsible for 33% and 17% of the global shipments of small- to medium-size and large-size LCD panels, respectively, in 2017. Their shipments to the two segments are expected to reach 130 million and 970 million units in 2017, up 51% and 54% respectively compared to 2013.
BOE will hold the largest flat panel display spot in China from 2014-2017, holding 38% of all revenues produced from panel makers in China in 2017. That percentage is expected to exceed 40% in 2018 following the company's developments of high-end technologies, including LTPS TFT LCD, AMOLED and Oxide TFT LCD.
Digitimes Research also believes China makers will hold a 17.4% revenue proportion in the global TFT LCD industry in 2017, up from 11.4% in 2013.