Mobile phone accessories refer to any hardware that is not included in the operation of a mobile smartphone by the manufacturer. These accessories include protective cases, USB cables, headphones, data cables, Bluetooth headsets, power banks, screen protectors, mobile chargers, etc. The mobile phone accessories market offers immense opportunities to manufacturers due to a large number of mobile device users and substantial growth in adoption of smartphones and tablets. The global mobile phone accessories market focuses on six regions namely North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
The global mobile phone accessories market is estimated to be valued at US$ 92,762.1 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.3% over the forecast period (2021-2028).
In July 2021, OnePlus Technology Co., Ltd., a China based electronics company OnePlus Buds Pro,a wireless earphone.
In July 2021, Nothing, a UK based technology company launched Nothing ear 1 a wireless earphones with advanced 11.6 mm driver and sensitive touch control.
In July 2021, Xiaomi Corporation, a China based technology company launched Mi Hypersonic power bank with 50W fast-charging capabilities and triple changing ports.
Figure 1. Global Mobile Phone Accessories Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2020
Asia Pacific excluding Japan held dominant position in the global mobile phone accessories market in 2020, accounting for 53.0% share in terms of Value, followed by North America and Western Europe, respectively.
Global Mobile Phone Accessories Market: Drivers
Increasing disposable income and rising global population is expected to drive growth of the global mobile phone accessories market. Preference of common populace towards mobile accessories, especially in emerging economies has increased due to rising disposable income in the recent past. According to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, in 2015, global disposable income increased by 3.1% as compared to 2014. Furthermore, growing population, especially in emerging regions such as MEA and Asia Pacific is expected to boost the demand for mobile phone accessories. According to the United Nations (UN), global population is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, increasing from 7.2 billion in 2013.
Rising penetration smartphones is expected to propel the growth over the forecast period. Smartphone proliferation across emerging economies such as Indonesia, Brazil, and China has increased substantially and continues to grow at a fast pace. This is owing to increasing internet penetration and rising popularity of social network platforms in the countries. According to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, Smartphone shipments across the globe increased from 1.1 billion units in 2013 to 1.2 billion units in 2014. Of the overall shipments, over 45% of smartphone units were shipped to China in 2014.
Global Mobile Phone Accessories Market: Opportunities
Rising demand from Asia Pacific Region can present major business growth opportunities. Mobile phone accessories have witnessed a massive demand from Asia Pacific region in the recent past, especially from countries such as Japan, South Korea, China, and Indonesia. This is owing to rising disposable incomes and greater urbanization, along with the changing lifestyles prevalent in the region.
Constant merger and acquisition activities can pose significant business opportunities. Major companies in the market are focused on merger and acquisition activities, in order to enhance the market presence. For instance, in 2014, Apple Inc. acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics for a combined value of US$ 3 Bn. Furthermore, in 2014, Brightstar Corp. acquired the commerce and service division of SoftBank BB Corp., in order to expand its footprint in the region.
Mobile Phone Accessories Market Report Coverage
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 92,762.1 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2021 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||7.3%||2028 Value Projection:||US$ 151,974.2 Mn|
Panasonic Corporation, JVC Kenwood Corporation, Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG, Energizer Holdings, Inc., Sony Corporation, Plantronics, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., BYD Co Ltd., Apple Inc., and Bose Corporation
|Restraints & Challenges:||
Key players in the market are involved in product development and launches, in order to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in 2015, CAT Phones (Caterpillar Inc.), a mobile phone manufacturer based in the U.S., introduced Cat mobile phone cases and accessories at the Mobile World Congress 2015. In 2015, Karbonn, a mobile phone manufacturer based in India, launched screen guards and portable power banks. Moreover, in 2015, StoreDot, an Israel-based company, developed a new type of battery that can be recharged in just 30 seconds.
Protective cases are in a massive demand since they have gained popularity as a fashion accessory in countries such as China and Indonesia. Companies are focused on manufacturing trendy protective cases to cater to the growing number of fashion-conscious consumers in these regions. Sales of protective cases are being driven by increasing number of multi-brand stores as these provide easy accessibility to consumers across the globe.
Figure 2. Global Mobile Phone Accessories Market Share, By Pricing Range, 2020
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Global Mobile Phone Accessories Market: Restraints
Rising threat of privacy is expected to hamper the global mobile phone accessories market growth during the forecast period. Privacy remains a major threat to market growth. The materials used in pirated products are of substandard level as compared to products offered by major manufacturers. However, pirated products are offered at a fraction of the price of the original products and consumers in emerging economies such as India and China are inclined more towards the former.
Lack of standardization is expected to hinder the global mobile phone accessories market growth over the forecast period. There is a lack proper standardization in terms of technology and components used for the manufacturing of mobile accessories. Undefined standards in the market lead to high product and price differentiation.
Major companies involved in the global mobile phone accessories market are Panasonic Corporation, JVC Kenwood Corporation, Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG, Energizer Holdings, Inc., Sony Corporation, Plantronics, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., BYD Co Ltd., Apple Inc., and Bose Corporation.
Global Mobile Phone Accessories Market: Key Developments
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