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.
The Asia Pacific region suffered a decline of 6.3% in PC shipments in the second quarter this year as worldwide shipments of PCs also declined for the seventh consecutive quarter, despite showing signs of improvement, according to global analyst firm Gartner.
China’s economic slowdown has had a major impact on the Asia Pacific PC market, with PC shipments across the region in 2015 declining by 8% and one global analyst forecasting even more challenging times for the industry this year.
I love the way doom and gloom mongers continue to heap crap on ‘Wintel’ citing declining PC market stats as evidence that Apple had it right all along – or some other thinly disguised, hateful slag at Microsoft.
It just keeps getting worse. Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 10.1% in 2013, even worse than the previous projected drop of 9.7%.
A report by research analysts Gartner has downgraded the forecast of worldwide PC shipment growth 17.9% to 14.3%. That drop comes from an estimate made just a couple of months ago indicating that PC sales are suffering from the onslaught of alternate computing platforms and a lack of innovation.
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