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IDC: Worldwide PC shipments in steady decline

IDC: Worldwide PC shipments drop 15.3% in Q2 2022 and are steadily declining due to fluctuating supply and demand

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs decreased by 15.3% year-over-year at 71.3 million units in the second quarter of 2022 (2Q22). This according to the preliminary results of theInternational Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. This was the second consecutive quarter of declining shipments after two years of growth. The decline was worse than expected as supply and logistics further deteriorated due to blockades in China and persistent macroeconomic headwinds.

Statements from IDC on the steady decline in worldwide PC shipments

The following are the first statements regarding the analysis made by the IDC on the decline in sales and shipments of PCs.

Recession fears continue to rise and weaken demand across all segments,

he has declared Jitesh Ubrani, responsible for research for IDC’s mobile trackers. Who added:

Consumer demand for PCs has weakened in the short term and is at risk of extinction in the long term as consumers become more cautious about their spending. Getting used to computing on all kinds of devices like phones and tablets once again. Meanwhile, trade demand has risen and been firmer, although it has also declined as companies delay purchases.

Despite the recent decline and weakening demand, total PC volume is still comparable to the start of the pandemic when volumes hit 74.3 million in Q2 2020. The market is still well above levels. pre-pandemic such as volumes in the second quarter of 2020. 2018 and 2019 were respectively 62.1 million and 65.1 million units.

With PC appetites for education saturating and consumer demand stagnating, the PC market in the US is seeing another quarter of a double-digit decline in most segments.

he has declared Neha Mahajan, lead research with IDC’s Devices and Displays team. Who added:

Demand for commercial PCs is also showing signs of slowing, however there are still pockets of growth expected in some commercial sub-segments where demand for lower-mid-range Windows devices remains active and unsatisfied.

Sales ranking updated

Although the rankings in the top 3 companies have not changed, Apple managed to slide to fifth position, tying the company to ASUS, as production declined during the quarter. As a result, Acer found itself in fourth place in this cycle. Barring further supply issues, IDC expects Apple to increase its production in the second half of the year.

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