World PC gross sales witnessed a 5 p.c improve in shipments for the July-September interval (Q3) in 2021, as per a report by market analysis agency Canalys. Lenovo loved the lion’s share of the worldwide PC cargo, whereas HP secured the second spot adopted by Dell, Apple, and Acer within the prime 5 positions. Whole shipments of desktops and notebooks, together with workstations, touched 84.1 million models within the talked about interval. Canalys stated that the present provide chain disruptions are intercepting PC makers from assembly the regular demand for notebooks, desktops, and workstations. The PC sector has witnessed a 9 p.c compound annual progress charge (CAGR) because the onset of the pandemic and the deficit within the provide of PCs is predicted to final effectively into 2022. Canalys observe that producers can be unable to fulfill the demand anticipated to spike once more throughout the holidays this yr. Latin America (LATAM), Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), in addition to Europe, the Center East, and Africa (EMEA) areas marked robust annual progress in PC shipments.
The report by Canalys stated that the worldwide PC shipments touched 84.1 million models within the third quarter of 2021 regardless of a disruption to the worldwide provide chain and logistics community on account of COVID-19. The Notebooks and cell workstation shipments grew 3 p.c year-on-year to hit 67.4 million models, whereas shipments of desktops and desktop workstations rose 12 p.c to 16.6 million models. The surge in demand for PCs is attributed to the coronavirus-induced pandemic that inspired distant working. Lenovo was the most important contributor to PC shipments within the third quarter of 2021 with 19.77 million shipments with an annual progress of two.5 p.c. Lenovo’s market share within the talked about interval is 23.5 p.c. HP shipped 17.597 million merchandise and recorded a 20.9 p.c market share regardless of a 5.7 p.c annual decline in comparison with final yr’s figures as a result of decline in Chromebook shipments to the US.
Dell clocked a formidable efficiency by delivery 15.18 million models and posting the very best progress at 26.7 p.c with a market share of 18.1 p.c. Apple and Acer registered an annual progress of 14.4 p.c and 5.7 p.c respectively. Apple obtained a 9.3 p.c market share with 7,824 unit shipments, whereas Acer obtained a 7.2 p.c market share with the cargo of 6,076 models.
Canalys Analysis Director Rushabh Doshi indicated that the brand new alternatives together with the most recent hybrid work tradition that can provide an increase to the business. “Hybrid work models will be an important part of the new normal post-COVID-19 and will require PC vendors to enhance product portfolios and go-to-market strategies, as faster processors, better cameras and anytime-anywhere connectivity take centre-stage. SMBs and Enterprises are also likely to focus on ease of procurement, security, and device management as they move to sustain these new policies for the long term. Adding to this, PC demand is expected to be robust from SMBs as various industries race to make up for lost time, and consumer spending shifts onto categories that were otherwise restricted during the lockdown, mainly tourism and travel”, stated Doshi.
Areas like LATAM, Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and EMEA — that are recovering higher from COVID-19 — recorded robust annual progress in shipments of 17 p.c, 16 p.c, and 13 p.c respectively. North America (the US and Canada) witnessed a 9 p.c year-on-year decline, whereas in Japan PC shipments dropped near 30 p.c.