Shipments of PCs in China have grown by 3% year-on-year in the third quarter to a record of more than 15 million units, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this reflected growth of 10% quarter-on-quarter.
Supply chain issues have affected global shipments of traditional PCs — desktops, notebooks and workstations — in the third quarter, but despite this there was 3.9% year-on-year growth to mark a sixth consecutive quarter of growth, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
Global shipments of PCs have shown a big uptick in the final quarter of 2020, with three technology research outfits — Canalys, IDC and Gartner — all reporting positive trends which have been in evidence for most of the pandemic period.
Global shipments of PCs in the final quarter of 2020 are expected to hit 143 million units, a rise of 35% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this would mean a total of 458 million units for the year which is an annual rise of 17%.
The total global PC market — including tablets — grew for the second straight quarter, with shipments of 124.5 million units in the third quarter of 2020, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this meant a 23% rise year-on-year.
The traditional PC market in India — desktops, notebooks and workstations — saw growth of 9.2% in the third quarter, technology analyst firm IDC says, attributing this to the demand for e-learning and remote working.
Global PC shipments in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 3.6%, totalling 7.14 million units, according to preliminary results released by the technology research firm Gartner.
The Australian PC market — desktops, notebooks and workstations — grew by 35.2% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 with a total of 1.422 million units shipped, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
The Eemand generated by the coronavirus lockdown has pushed the Europe, Middle East and Africa traditional PC market to record its strongest growth for the last 22 years, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
Global PC and tablet shipments will fall 7% from 395.6 million units in 2019 to 367.8 million units this year, the technology analyst firm Canalys has forecast.
Shipments of so-called traditional PCs in the Europe, Middle East and African markets in 2020 will be 72.2 million, a decline of 1% year-on-year, the global market intelligence firm IDC says, adding that the first half of 2020 would be better than the second, with growth of 1.6% year-on-year for the first quarter and no change in the second quarter 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.
After eight years of falls, the global PC market recorded its first full year of growth in 2019, with shipments of 268.1 million units. a rise of 2.7% on 2018.
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.
Shipments of desktops, notebooks and two-in-ones will experience an overall decline in 2019 but there will be some relief as there will be a second-half increase of 0.4% against the second half of 2018, the analyst firm Canalys has forecast.
The overall market for PCs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa declined by 5.8% year-on-year to 19.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the commercial space dropping by 1.1%, the analyst firm IDC says.
Global PC shipments stood at 259.4 million in 2018, a fall of 1.3% from the previous year, according to the technology research firm Gartner, which said two key trends had affected the industry during the year.
Gartner's "preliminary" data shows the worldwide PC market grew for the first time in six years, at 1.4%, while in APAC, PC shipments showed only a 0.1% increase from the second quarter of 2017, but it's not yet a recovery.
PC shipments in the Asia Pacific region are declining, especially in China where unit shipments have declined 5.7% year over year. The APAC decline comes as the global market declined for the 14th consecutive quarter dating back to the second quarter of 2012.
Global PC shipments for the third quarter of 2017 fell by 3.6% compared to the corresponding quarter in the previous year, with 67 million units being shipped.
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