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Global Portable Media Players Market to Grow at a CAGR of 3.5% During 2021-2026, Driven by the Thriving Consumer Electronics Industry

According to a new report by EMR titled, ‘Global Portable Media Players Market Report and Forecast 2021-2026’, the global market for portable media players expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% between 2021 and 2026.

The global portable media players industry is being aided by the growing consumer electronics industry. In emerging nations, most of portable media players’ users are teenagers and fitness enthusiasts, but the growing acceptance of technology among the older generation is significantly aiding the industry growth. For instance, Saregama Caravan is gaining popularity in India among all age groups owing to the preference of consumers towards listening to old tunes. It has a collection of 5000 Hindi songs along with built-in speakers and extended battery life. Thus, the shift of manufacturers from mature markets to the emerging ones to target the potential consumers is expected to aid the industry growth.

The rapid advancement in technology and the innovation of new products are significantly contributing to the industry expansion. For instance, Archos introduced the latest range of portable media players, ARCHOS Hello, with audiovisual connectivity and other features. Further, the availability of a wide range of products from leading brands like Apple, Xiaomi, and Sony on e-commerce platforms like, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is further boosting the sales of portable media players. Such developments are expected to positively impact the industry growth in the forecast period.

Market Breakup by Media Type, Storage Media, Distribution Channel, and Regions:

  • The different media types available in the industry include audio and video players.
  • Based on storage media, the industry is segmented into flash-based players, hard drive-based players, Mp3 CD/DVD players, networked audio players, and USB host/memory card audio players, among others. 
  • The major distribution channels for the product are hypermarkets and supermarkets, electronic stores, and online channels, among others. 
  • Region-wise, the global market for portable media players can be divided into North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Findings of the Report:

  • The global market for portable media players is being driven by the growing demand for compact media players with enhanced storage capacity and connectivity and the thriving electronics sector.
  • The increasing urbanisation and rapid technological advancements are significantly contributing to the industry growth. 
  • The growing purchasing power of the middle classes and the rising standards of living are also aiding the market growth. 
  • The growing retail sector is expected to further accelerate the sales of portable media players over the forecast period. 

Key Offerings of the Report:

  • The EMR report gives an overview of the global market for portable media players for the periods (2016-2020) and (2021-2026).
  • The report also offers historical (2016-2020) and forecast (2021-2026) market information for the media types, storage media, distribution channels, and regional markets of portable media players.
  • The report analyses the market dynamics, covering the key demand and price indicators in the market, along with providing an assessment of the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces models.

The major players in the global portable media players market are Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, SanDisk Corporation, Sony Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., and Xiaomi Corporation, among others. The comprehensive report by EMR looks into the market share, capacity, and latest developments like mergers and acquisitions, plant turnarounds, and capacity expansions of the major players.

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