Mobile accessories market worth $81.5 billion

mobileThe market for mobile accessories will be worth $81.5 billion this year and will grow to $101 billion in 2020.

That’s according to market research company ABI Research, which said that protective cases, chargers, screen protectors and headsets are the most sold accessories for mobile phones.

But amongst those categories, the headset market will grow the fastest in terms of revenues, while sales of Bluetooth headsets are also increasing.

The biggest market for these accessories is Asia Pacific, which accounts for 52.9 percent of all accessory shipments, ABI said.

Within Asia Pacific, China has the biggest potential for growth because of its already large and growing customer base, a fast growing online market, and increasing disposable incomes.

Marina Lu, a research analyst at ABI, said that a protective case is a necessity because of the thinness and lightness of smartphones, while wireless charging and digital payment features will also help push this sector of the market.