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Docking station Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2024

Published On : August, 2018 REP-ID-291 Category: ICT & Electronics

Global Docking Station Market Overview

Docking station refers to an electronic device which is used for plug-in different electronic gadgets into one common peripheral. Docking station is widely used in devices such as laptop, mobile phones, hard drive and various others. It is specifically designed for a model of product due to the presence of various types of connectors in the device. Furthermore, docking station has multiple slots for storage devices, mobile phone charging, and peripheral device such as printer and monitor. The docking stations are preferred worldwide by the consumers owing to its less wiring system and innovative technology. Prominent docking station manufacturers have already started manufacturing docking stations that can be connected to laptops and smartphones wirelessly. The docking station can be classified as wired docking stations and wireless docking stations. The wireless docking station is free of cables. Further, the wireless docking stations are gaining popularity over the wired docking stations as they are more portable and offer easier connectivity solutions. They can easily be carried from home to workplace. Moreover, they can be used with any model of device.

Market Size and Forecast

The docking station market reached USD 1268.7 Million in 2016. Further, the global docking station market is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period. Increasing popularity and use of portable device among consumers has resulted in the increased demand for the docking stations. Further, these docking stations are expected to witness a robust growth owing to its multi-functional properties such as audio input and output, ranging USB ports and Ethernet connectivity. Moreover, rapidly IT industries all across the globe is creating upsurge demand for computer and accessories. This factor is anticipated to positively impact the growth of global docking station market. 

In the regional platform, North-America is the largest market for docking station followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. North-America held the largest market share of global docking station market till 2016 and expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. In 2016, North-America market accounted for 47.9% of market revenue of global docking station system.  Moreover, the practice of bring your own device (BYOD) and carry your own device (CYOD) in the IT companies is expected to provide a robust growth over the forecast period.

Further, Europe is also expected to witness growth over the forecast period. Rising disposable income and adoption of technologies by the population is expected to fuel the demand for docking stations in the European region. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is expected to showcase a positive growth over the forecast period. Presence of manufacturers, increasing IT companies and rising personal disposable income are some of the key factors spurring the demand for docking stations in the Asia-Pacific region. Global docking station is segmented into type such as laptop docks, hard drive docks and mobile device docks, out of which laptop dock captured the largest market with 71.0% from overall docking station market. 

Global Docking Station Market

Market Segmentation

Our-in depth analysis of the global docking station market includes the following segments:

By Type

  • Laptop Docking Stations
  • Mobile Device Docking Stations
  • Hard Drive Docking Stations

By Technology

  • Wired Docks
    • USB Type-C Alternate Mode
    • Thunderbolt3
    • Universal USB docking
    • Other
  • Wireless Docks

By Application

  • Commercial
  • Residential

By Region

Global docking station market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX, Turkey Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Israel, North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Docking Station Market

Growth Drivers and Challenges

Rapid digitalization across the globe is transforming numerous business modules such as E-commerce, IT sector, and other businesses. With such digital transformation of business modules, the number of electronic devices such as laptops, tablet, printers and other electronic devices are increasing. Further, such abilities of docking stations help the businesses to boost productivity and enhance the business continuity. The adoption of docking station is increasing immensely among businesses to enhance the business environment and to improve the productivity of the business.

Rising disposable income and increased adoption of integrated technologies in the developed and developing countries is expected to drive the global docking station market over the forecast period 2017-2024. Moreover, the features of docking stations such as additional faster (3.0) USB ports, Ethernet and multiple connectors are expected to fulfill the rising demand of connectivity issues. In addition to this, the increasing adoptions of policies such as bring your own device (BYOD) and choose your own device (CYOD) in IT companies is projected to escalate the growth of global docking station market.

However, compatibility issues with most of OEMs docking stations are a major concern in global docking station market. Another factor highlights that consumers are hesitating to replace their old docking station after spending a significant amount of money on a new laptop or tablet. Moreover, high cost of leading manufacturer's docking station is anticipated to hamper the growth of docking station market. The high cost of these docking stations further creates reluctance among the population.

Key players

  • Apple
  • Company Overview
  • Key Product Offerings
  • Business Strategy
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Financials
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Lenovo
  • Toshiba
  • Dell
  • HP
  • ASUS Tek
  • Haier
  • Fujitsu
  • Other Key Players

Scope and Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View


The global docking station market is segmented as follows:

  • By Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Application Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Technology Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Region Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment


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