Global supplies of personal computers will decrease by more than 30% in the first half of 2020 compared to the previous period of the same year. It is reported by DigiTimes, citing industry sources.
According to the publication, the industry expects a strong decline in supplies due to weak sales in China, Europe and the United States amid an outbreak of coronavirus. According to IDC analysts, in the first quarter of 2019 around 58.5 million personal computers were delivered to the world.
In the second quarter of the same year, shipments rose to 63 million, according to Gartner experts. Thus, in the first half of 2020, global PC shipments could fall below 84 million devices.
A decrease in supplies to the personal computer market was also expected before the outbreak of the new coronavirus. In particular, in November 2019, IDC presented a report forecasting a decrease in global PC shipments from 2019 to 2023 with an average annual rate of 2.6%.
As previously reported, at the end of February, IDC experts presented an updated forecast providing for a decrease in global deliveries of personal computers by 8.2% and 12.7%, respectively, in the first and second quarter of 2020.