PC Market Will Continue to Decline in 2022, Rebound in 2024: IDC | Biden News


To those keeping an eye on the market, reports of softening demand for PCs by consumers have almost become background music in recent months. So for many, the important questions are how significantly the market will contract in 2022 and when it will recover. IDC on Friday said the market will contract by 43.5 million units a year in 2022, and won’t return to growth for another year.

IDC believes that PC unit shipments will total 305.3 million units in 2022, down 12.8% from 348.8 million units in 2021. Tablet sales will fall to 156.8 million units, or 6.8% from the previous year. Overall, shipments of personal computing devices (computers and tablets, or PCDs) will decrease to 462.1 million units, down 10.8%, in 2022 compared to 2021. Sales of PCDs will further contract by 2.3% in 2023 before a rebound in 2024. But. while shipments of computers and tablets are higher than they were in pre-pandemic years, they will not return to pre-pandemic peaks, even in 2025.

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IDC sees a saturation of computers in the hands of consumers, a weak global economy and inflation as main causes for the reduced outlook.


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