Such a forecast is provided by IDC analysts who include personal computers and tablets in this category.
Given last year’s data and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, IDC analysts predict that shipments of “personal computing devices” (PCDs) will decrease by 9% this year compared to 2019.
IDC analysts include desktop personal computers, laptops, workstations, and tablets as PCDs. If the forecast comes true, a total of 374.2 million such products will be shipped in a year. However, in the future the market will stabilize. By 2024, supplies will grow to 377.2 million units, which corresponds to an average annual growth of 0.2% over five years.
The reduction this year is due to two important factors: the previous growth due to the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and the outbreak of coronavirus. The first quarter is projected to decrease in annual terms by 8.2%, and in the second – by 12.7%, since the exhaustion of stocks of components and finished products will affect. With a breakdown by quarts and categories, the forecast is given in the table.