The impact of Covid-19 has created new demand for Visualisers in the Americas and EMEA where teachers find them helpful in sharing images, documents, children’s work and actions in the new hybrid learning environment of teaching children at home as well as in the classroom.
Visualiser sales in 2020 H1 totalled 146k, a YoY decrease of only 5.8%. This was a very strong performance considering the challenges of Covid-19. Sales in March and April were almost non-existent, but May and June picked up strongly with July and August far above early expectations.
As this new demand was relatively sudden inventory in the channel was quickly allocated and there is now significant stock shortage from all vendors with backorders of over 80,000 Visualisers. These are mainly for lower priced models.
2020 final volumes are expected to be slightly above 2019, provided stock can be supplied to meet the demand, this will be the first rise in five years and 2021 is expected to have a 9.1% volume increase, the largest increase for ten years.
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