Research firm IDC has just announced that it expects PC shipments this year to fall by 8.2%, while tablet sales are down 6.2%.
Follow Neowin, IDC cited blockade orders, war and inflation as the main causes of the recession. Even so, it’s important to note that the pandemic Covid-19 has made many people work from home, leading to a sharp increase in the number of computers last year. As a result, even after the output slump, sales are still higher than pre-pandemic levels.
Computer shipments this year are down from last year, but up from pre-pandemic
“Supply shortages have affected the industry for some time and waves,” said Jitesh Ubrani, research director at IDC Mobility & Consumer Device Trackers. blockage Recent events in parts of China further exacerbate the problem as factories struggle to receive new components from upstream suppliers, while also facing downstream problems when shipping finished products. Although restrictions are expected to be eased soon, the sentiment of workers supply chain is still affected, and delivery delays will persist for the rest of the year.”
While sales computer are expected to decline this year, IDC predicts they will grow back to positive in 2023, although the compound annual growth rate from 2021 to 2026 remains -0.6%. Tablets won’t grow in sales over the same period, with a compound annual growth rate of -2%.
In terms of actual shipments, IDC says 321.2 million PCs will be shipped this year, compared with 158 million for tablets. By 2026, 339 million computers and 152.5 million tablets are expected to be shipped.