The table illustrates the leading mobile phone producers in terms of their global market share in 2005 and 2006.
Overall, Nokia took up the largest proportion of worldwide market share in both years. There was an upward trend in the percentage of the market for mobile phone in Nokia, Motorola and Sony Ericsson, while a downward tendency could be seen in that of the rest.
Nokia saw its market share increase slightly from 32.5% in 2005 to 35% in 2006, which were the two highest proportion of the whole table per year. Followed by Motorola, its percentage of mobile phone consumption inclined by 2.4% from 2005 to reach 21,1% in 2006, whereas there was a slight decline in the figure for Samsung from 12,7% to 11,8% over the period.
In addition, others’ market share witnessed a significant decrease from 19,2% in 2005 to 16,2% in 2006, compared to a considerable fall of 2,5% and 0,4% respectively in the figure for BenQ Mobile and L.G between 2005 and 2006. By contrast, Sony Ericsson’s market accounted for 6.3% in 2005, which was lower over 1% of itself in 2006.