Increase in use of smart mobile phones, surge in usage of smart wireless accessories, high-end technological advancements of OTGs & wireless attachment, development in gaming accessories are the major factors propelling the growth of the global mobile phone accessories market. On the other hand, increase in penetration of counterfeit products curtail down the growth to some extent. Nevertheless, technological advancements in imaging and photographic accessories are expected to pave the way for lucrative opportunities for the key players in the industry.
Allied Market Research published a report, titled, “Mobile Phone Accessories Market by Product Type (Battery, Headphone/Earphone, Portable Speaker, Charger, Memory Card, Protective Case, Power Bank, Battery Case, and Others), Distribution Channel (Online and Offline), and Price Range (Premium, Mid, and Low): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019–2026.” According to the report, the global mobile phone accessories industry garnered $224.68 billion in 2018, and is estimated to reach $284.05 billion by 2026, witnessing a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period, 2019–2026.
The headphone segment to lead the trail till 2026-
Based on product type, the headphone segment contributed to nearly one-fourth of the global mobile phone accessories market revenue in 2018 and is predicted to rule the roost by 2026. Rise in demand for wireless headphones and earphones has driven the growth. At the same time, the battery case segment would register the fastest CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period. The advancement of wireless charging technologies in smartphones has led to the growth of the segment.
The offline segment to dominate during the estimated period-
Based on distribution channel, the offline segment held the largest share in 2018, garnering nearly three-fourths of the global mobile phone accessories market. This is due to online sales channel is the easiest way to buy mobile phone accessories. The online segment, on the other hand, would cite the fastest CAGR of 5.4% throughout the estimated period. The fact that Samsung, Sony, LG Electronics, and Apple Inc. have setup a chain of specialty stores to provide mobile accessories such as chargers, headsets, and selfie sticks among others has fueled the growth.
Asia Pacific, followed by North America, to remain lucrative in terms of revenue-
Based on geography, the Asia Pacific region, followed by North America, accounted for nearly half of the global mobile phone accessories market share in 2018 and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period. Increase in use of power banks in the region has supplemented the growth. The same region is also projected to register the fastest CAGR of 4.4% by the end of 2026. The report also analyzes the regions including Europe and LAMEA.
Leading players in the market-
- Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG
- Apple Inc.
- JVC Kenwood Corporation
- Panasonic Corporation
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
- Bose Corporation, BYD Co Ltd.
- Plantronics, Inc.
- Sony Corporation
- Energizer Holdings, Inc.