Global PC Market Rose 12.7% Compared to a Year Ago

Shipments of laptops, desktops, and workstations were up 13 percent in the third quarter
Shipments of laptops, desktops, and workstations were up 13 percent in the third quarter

Based on the Canalys statistics, the world market for personal computers increased by 12.7% over the previous year, reaching 79.2 million units during the third quarter of 2020.

It is the highest growth the market has had during the last 10 years.

The shipment of laptops and mobile workstations registered a 28.3% growth over the previous year.

In contrast, shipments of personal computers and desktop workstations registered a 26.0% decrease.

According to Canalys’ reports, orders for laptops, workstations, and desktops grew 13% during the third quarter following an initial hardware shortage due to the pandemic.

Computer Manufacturers Are Seeing a Positive Third Quarter

Computer manufacturers shipped 79 million personal computers during the third quarter of 2020, a 13 percent increase over the previous year.

Lenovo shipped the largest volume of units in the market at 19.3 million, an 11 percent increase over last year, followed by HP at 18.6 million, a 12 percent growth.

Dell sent 11.9 million units in the third quarter, down 0.5 percent from a year ago.

Similarly, Acer shipped 5.6 million units during the last quarter, representing a 15 percent increase over the previous year.

Similarly, Apple shipped 6.3 million units.

IT Equipment Deliveries Decreased by 12.3 Percent During the First Quarter of 2020

Ishan Dutt, an analyst at Canalys, said that vendors began to recover during the pandemic months.

Investment in IT will be "a key driver of economic recovery after the pandemic," he said.

A fall in PC shipments was due to a sudden increase in demand from people who work and learn at home.

According to Canalys, the line between work and home life is increasingly blurred, so it is essential to position the devices for many use cases.

Differentiating product portfolios to capture key segments such as education and gaming, in general, will also provide growth pockets.

Independently of the PC market, there will be an increasing need for collaboration accessories, new services, subscription packages, and a strong focus on security at the end.

On a Negative Note

According to Gartner, global PC shipments declined by 12.3 percent in the first quarter of 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

As of 2013, the global PC industry is suffering the largest drop.

During Q1 2020, global PCs accounted for 51.6 million units.

Despite the effect of COVID-19, the top three vendors’ market share remained unchanged from the previous quarter.

"We are going to continue to see companies and customers extend their PC lifecycles more consistently," explains Mikako Kitagawa, Gartner’s research director.

World Market Is Expected to Grow From 4.4 Billion Dollars to 5.7 Billion Dollars in 2025

According to forecasts, the world market for industrial computers will grow from 4.4 billion dollars in 2020 to 5.7 billion dollars in 2025.

This market growth is driven by the growing demand for industrial OI, a constant movement towards digital manufacturing, a greater understanding of resource optimization in manufacturing industries, and strict enforcement of regulations.

DIN-rail personal computers have a lightweight design with versatile display options and a range of I/O modules.

Thus, an industrial controller can be installed to save space in the control cabinet.

The market for industrial PCs for discrete industries is expected to show strong growth during the forecast period.

Companies manufacturing high-tech medical devices are actively focusing on geographical expansion due to increased demand for healthcare services, increased health concerns, and increased investment in R&D.

The APAC industrial PC market is the fastest growing market by 2020-2025.

The industrial PC market is expected to grow by 5.4% in the 2020-2025 CAGR to $5.7 billion by 2025.

Advantech (Taiwan) is a leading producer of industrial computers used in various industries.

Industrial computers accounted for more than 25% of the company’s total sales in 2018.

Advantech is a leading provider of intelligent system platforms.

The company’s main objective is to launch new products and enhance its current product portfolio to grow in the market.

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