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## Touchscreen Monitors Vs Digital whiteboards

The annual average cost of Touchscreen Monitors depreciated from $2,295 per unit in 2013 to $1,575 per unit in 2017, even though the number of sold units grew at an annual rate of 59%. However, this depreciation has not been steady over these years with 2015 recording the highest annual average cost of $2,528 per unit. Within the same period, Digital Whiteboards had a steady negative CAGR of -17.05%, with its number of units sold shrinking from 1,051,224 in 2013 to 497,700 in 2017.

### Methodology

We were unable to find the information pre-compiled. As such, we have triangulated data from publicly available sources to arrive at our conclusions. For the sake of this report, and as the sources confirm, it is pertinent to note that Digital White Boards are also represented as Interactive White Boards in the global market.

### Triangulations

TOUCHSCREEN MONITORS

Reports confirmed that Interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs), of which Touchscreen Monitors is included sold one million units in 2016, with Touchscreen Monitors accounting for 68% of such sales and growing at a CAGR of 59%, while Digital Whiteboards sold 600,000 units to complete a sales total of 1.6 million units in 2016. Using this report, we triangulated the number of Touchscreen Monitor units sold:

2013 - 248,776

2014 – 395554

2015 – 628,931

2016 – 1,000,000

2017 – 1,590,000

Next, we sourced and subtracted the value of Touchscreen Monitors from the total IFPDs overall market report to arrive at the annual values of Touchscreen Monitors sold between 2013 to 2017:

2013: $2bn — $1.429bn = $571 million

2014: $2.2bn — $1.315bn =$885 million

2015: $2.8bn — $1.210bn = $1590 million

2016: $3.3bn — $1.091bn = $2209 million

2017: $3.5bn — $0.996bn = $2504 million

Next, we divided the two sets of triangulated figures above to arrive at the average annual cost per unit for Touchscreen Monitors between 2013 to 2017 as filled in this attached spreadsheet.

DIGITAL WHITEBOARDS

From this 2016 report, Digital Whiteboards sales decreased by -17.05% to 600,000 units in 2016. We projected this rate to calculate the number of units sold from 2013 to 2017, respectively:

2013 – 1,051,224 units

2014 – 871,990 units

2015 – 723,315 units

2016 – 600,000 units

2017 – 497,700 units.

### Conclusion

The annual average cost of Touchscreen Monitors depreciated from $2,295 per unit in 2013 to $1,575 per unit in 2017, while the number of units sold grew at an annual rate of 59%. Within the same time frame, Digital Whiteboards had a steady negative CAGR of -17.05%, with its number of sold units having shrunk from 1,051,224 in 2013 to 497,700 units in 2017.