Global PC Market Grew 12.7% Over the Previous Year

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Global shipments of traditional PCs reached 86.7m units during the third quarter (3Q) of 2020, down 2.8% compared to the same period in 2019. According to IDC, the global Pc Market Grew 12.7% Over the Previous Year Supply Challenges Dampen Growth in the PC Market.

The global PC market experienced its first quarterly decline since the COVID-19 outbreak in January 2020, according to research by the International Data Corporation (IDC). After four quarters of positive growth, PC shipments declined for the sixth consecutive quarter.

The PC industry continued to experience supply chain disruptions throughout the year’s second half, leading to a noticeable slowdown in overall unit sales. The impact of the COVID- 19 pandemic has resulted in a significant drop in PC purchases across most regions. “While many consumers continue to rely heavily on personal computers for essential tasks such as emailing, working remotely, watching movies, and playing games,” says IDC’s Jitesh P. Ubrani.

Global Pc Shipments Will Decrease by 5% in Q4 2020

Gartner predicts that global PC shipments will decrease by 5% in Q4 2020 and increase by 10% year over year in 2019. According to them, the demand for PCs will increase due to the growing need for remote work and online education. The U.S. market is expected to slow down, so the growth spurred by the pandemics is over.

Gartner predicts that PC sales will drop this holiday season slightly compared to last year. Most of the decline will come from replacement purchases, not new ones. People are replacing aging laptops and desktops with more recent models. The Great Recession hit in 2009, leading to the most significant quarterly decline.

We shipped more than one million units in Q4, an increase of 13% compared to Q3. Demand for our products continued strong through the end of the year, leading us to record another quarter of sequential growth.

The number of PCs shipped worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2021 was 88.4 million, which is 5% less than the previous quarter. Six straight quarters of growth have ended with this first decline.

PC shipments will likely decline in Q4 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to research by Gartner. However, this does not mean that PCs will cease to grow in 2021. “We expect growth to slow down due to the coronavirus outbreak but remain positive,” said Mikako Kitagawa, Research Director at Gartner.

The global PC shipment volume grew by 7% in 2019, and the ASP rose by 5%. It was due to the demand for laptops and desktops, but the growth rate slowed during the third quarter. There were fewer shortages as a result of a more efficient supply chain. The number of PCs sold dropped by 3%, while the ASP decreased by 2%.

The Global Personal Computer Market Is Expected to Grow By 12.7 Percent

Personal Computer Market Is Expected to Grow By 12.7 Percent
Personal Computer Market Is Expected to Grow By 12.7 Percent

Gartner predicts worldwide P.C. shipments will grow by 2% in the fourth quarter of 2021. Global P.C. sales increased 12.7 percent year on year from June to September. Gartner, Inc. expects the worldwide P.C. market to be 85.3 million in 2021, which is 2% more than in 2020.

According to Canalys, the global personal computer market is expected to grow by 12.7 percent in the first year. Laptop and mobile workstation exports increased by 28.3 percent year on year. According to Canalys, “It is the most significant growth the market has had in the last ten years.”

Canalys says laptop orders, desktops, and workstations went up 13% in the third quarter. The shortage of hardware was caused by the pandemic that hit the U.S. market in the second quarter. Lenovo has grown at an average rate of 10% per quarter since Q2 2019. After five consecutive quarters of growth, H.P. experienced a slowdown in the second quarter of 2020 in desk-based P.C.s.

It is because the company lost a lot of customers in the education industry. Lenovo grew by 11%. In the second half of the same year, the company grew by just 6%.

Dell had a strong year in 2020, growing sales by more than 10 percent. Dell also saw its best quarterly results since 2014 for desk-based P.C.s. For the first time, Dell sold more than fifteen million units in a single quarter. U.S. P.C. shipments declined by 8.8 percent in the third quarter of 2020.
The Asia-Pacific P.C. market grew by 5 percent year-over-year in Q6, according to a report by the Financial Times. “It is the most significant growth the market has had in the last ten years.”

Global laptops and mobile workstations exports increased by 28.3% in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period a year earlier, Canalys reported. The report expects the U.S. P.C. market to contract by 3.7% in 2021, following three consecutive quarters of double-digit growth.

It Equipment Deliveries Were Reduced By 12.3%

It Equipment Deliveries Were Reduced By 12.3%
It Equipment Deliveries Were Reduced By 12.3%

Deliveries of IT equipment dropped by 12.3% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the same period a year earlier, according to a report by Canalys. The report said the outbreak had decreased significantly in the past few months because of insufficient resources.

PC shipments have been short for a while because of a sudden demand for computers for work and learning. Diversifying product lines to target key markets like education and gaming will also help businesses grow. Canalys says that the lines between work and home are becoming more blurred. In this context, choosing the right tool for the job is essential.

Gartner says that the company’s quarterly shipments of PCs to the rest of the world dropped by 12.3% in the first quarter of this year. In the PC market, accessories, new services, subscription services, and security will work together more. Even so, it will also make things more competitive.

According to research from Gartner, PC sales have dropped for the first time since 2013. The company said 51.6 million PCs were shipped worldwide in the first three months of 2020. Even though demand for COVID-19 has increased, the top three vendors have kept their market share.

The Growth of Global Markets

The Growth of Global Markets
The Growth of Global Markets

Between 2020 and 2025, the global market for industrial computers is expected to grow by 5.86%. Among the world’s economies, this has been the most significant growth. A report from the International Monetary Fund says that the value of global financial services will reach $5.7 trillion by 2025.

Demand for industrial technology is driven by digital manufacturing, making manufacturing industries more efficient and ensuring rules are followed more closely. Personal computers mounted on DIN rails give users a choice of displays and several ways to input and output data. By putting the controller in this way, more space is saved in the control cabinet.

High-tech medical devices are entering new markets because of the need for healthcare, rising health concerns, and a focus on research and development. During the forecast period, the market for industrial PCs for discrete industries is expected to grow strongly, but not by much.

The APAC industrial PC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% between 2020 and 2025, according to a report by the APAC Group. The market will be worth $5.7 billion by 2025, up from $4.8 billion in 2014.
Taiwan’s Advantech Company (Taiwan) produces various industrial computers for the industrial PC market. The company said that computers for industrial use accounted for more than 25 percent of the company’s total sales in 2018.

The company’s primary goal is to launch new products and improve its current product portfolio as the market grows, says director of sales and marketing at Advantech, Stephen O’Brien.
Business PC sales grew in the first quarter of 2015, but supply chain delays affected shipment volumes, especially in the large enterprise market. Due to a recovering economy and the reopening of offices in the U.S., business PC sales were up, but demand was not as strong as consumers expected.

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