Excess Inventory Acts as a Gale-Force Headwind for Display Industry
Published June 13, 2022
Excessively high inventory throughout the flat panel display value chain will continue to put pressure on prices and will likely lead to a sharp slowdown in industry production in the second half of 2022. Throughout the display value chain, the surge in demand generated during the pandemic’s early days, combined with shortages and transportation problems, set in motion a path toward building a mountain of inventory. Now that the pandemic demand peak has passed, that big mountain needs to be consumed before a normal supply/demand balance can be restored.
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