The latest data from Canalys shows continued strength in the worldwide PC market in the first quarter of 2021, with shipments of desktops and notebooks, including workstations, up 55% year on year.
The global PC market is expected to fall by 3.4% in 2020, with PC shipments in the first quarter of 2020 falling by more than 25% sequentially and 10% annually due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting both the channel and supply chains in China.
The global PC market, inclusive of desktops, notebooks and workstations, grew 4.7% in the third quarter of this year to 79.9 million units, recording the best growth performance since the first quarter, according to a new analyst report.
The PC market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will move closer to stability this year as the end-of-life for Windows 7 approaches, the research firm IDC says, adding that PC shipments this year are expected to total 71.3 million units, a drop of 0.4% year-on-year.
Every piece of new data on the global PC market is bad news for vendors. After more than 30 years of almost uninterrupted growth, it seems the PC’s glory days are over, with a new report showing the Asia Pacific market has declined precipitously in line with the rest of the world.
PC sales are down, across the board and across the globe. Recent figures show the decline that set in nearly two years ago continues, with no end in sight. This marks the sixth consecutive quarter of declining worldwide shipments.
The Australian and New Zealand PC markets have suffered their largest ever annual decline, as tablets and smart phones increasingly become the device of choice.
Industry analyst Canalys says Apple is the world's leading PC vendor with almost one-fifth of the market.
India and China will fuel the growth of the global consumer electronics market on the back of fast economic development and growing middle class income level, says RNCOS.
Fueled by innovation and changing consumer preference, the industry is projected to experience a compounded annual growth of around 5%, says RNCOS.
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