23rd September 2019

Global PC sales shrink 9.6% in 2016 first quarter

www.techtrends.co.zm (1)

Marketing Research group Gartner has shared preliminary results of the number of PC sales worldwide, putting Lenovo as the top selling brand globally:

Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 1Q16 (Thousands of Units)

Company

1Q16 Shipments

1Q16 Market Share (%)

1Q15 Shipments

1Q15 Market Share (%)

1Q16-1Q15 Growth (%)

Lenovo

12,484

19.3

13,458

18.8

-7.2

HP Inc.

11,408

17.6

12,537

17.5

-9.0

Dell

9,145

14.1

9,182

12.8

-0.4

Asus

5,365

8.3

5,288

7.4

1.5

Apple

4,611

7.1

4,563

6.4

1.0

Others

21,764

33.6

26,657

37.2

-18.4

Total

64,776

100.0

71,687

100.0

-9.6

Statista complied these numbers to give this 5 year growth chart:

Infographic: Global PC Market Shrinking Further | Statista
Source: Statista

The fall in number is due to the increased sales in tablets and other handheld smart devices and laptops. These PC numbers took desktops,  notebooks  and ultramobile premium devices into consideration. said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner said:

“The deterioration of local currencies against the U.S. dollar continued to play a major role in PC shipment declines. Our early results also show there was an inventory buildup from holiday sales in the fourth quarter of 2015.”

She also said that in many countries, especially emerging ones , the focus seems to be on attaining smartphones, reducing the adoption of PCs into their homes, eventually lowering sales in those parts of the world for PCs.

Source: Gartner (April 2016)

Sandi

Tech blogger. Gadget junkie. Life lover. I love eyeliner. Miller runs through my veins.

View all posts by Sandi →