In 2014: 1.94 bln.mobile phones will be sold that is 6% more than in 2013 (data of CCS Insight). The volume of this large market in monetary terms should be 310 bln.USD, experts forecast about coming slow down of the market due to the decrease of average devices’ price.
In the coming 4 years, sales of mobile phones in pcs. will grow per 4.2% and in monetary terms – only for 2.7%. As a result, these indicators will reach 2.3 bln.pcs and 340 bln.USD by 2018.
As for smartphones, experts have added, 25% more devices will be sold than in a previous year – around 1,3 bln.pcs. Nevertheless, the growth rates will slowdown.
By 2018, global volume of smartphones sales will reach 1.9 bln.pcs. By this time, communicators will cover almost all market of mobile phones – share of so-called "feature phone" will be only 17%.