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The PC market has fallen after two very good years

After a record 2020s and 2021s, the PC market is slowing down. Global sales of traditional PC makers fell 15.3% in the second quarter of 2022 to 71.3 million units, according to research released by firm IDC in July. Thus, this sector marks the second consecutive quarter of decline.

Lenovo still leads

The sharper drop than expected is due to persistent lockdowns in China affecting the supply and logistics chain, as well as a difficult macroeconomic context. Recession fears weaken the market. “Consumer demand for PCs has declined in the short term and is likely to dry up in the long term as consumers become more careful about their spending and get used to computing on other types of devices such as smartphones and tablets again,” analyzes Jitesh Ubrani, research manager mobile device trackers at IDC, in a press release.

While the market is still supported by corporate sales, they have also declined in this segment, and companies are postponing their purchases.

The rankings of the top three manufacturers remained unchanged, with Lenovo holding 24.6% of the market, followed by HP (18.9%) and Dell Technologies (18.5%). Apple moved up to rank 5 (6.7%), just behind Acer (6.9%) and ahead of Asus (6.5%). IDC estimates that Apple should ramp up production in the second half of the year.

Sales better than 2019

However, IDC is hardening, sales volumes are comparable to those at the beginning of the pandemic, as they amounted to 74.3 million devices in the second quarter of 2020. the second quarter of 2018 and 2019 were 62.1 million and 65.1 million units, respectively.

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