Growth in world sales of personal computers in the 1st quarter is the highest in 20 years

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April 13. FINMARKET.RU – Global shipments of personal computers (PCs) in the first quarter of 2021 jumped by almost a third and amounted to 69.9 million, according to preliminary data from analytical company Gartner. This is the most significant rise in two decades since the calculation of this indicator began. It is due, in particular, to a low comparison base, since at the beginning of 2020 the coronavirus infection began to spread around the world.

“This growth should be seen in the context of two unique factors: comparisons with a pandemic-limited market and the current global semiconductor shortage,” said Mikako Kitagawa, director of research at Gartner. shipping in early 2020. Meanwhile, the semiconductor shortage is hitting the supply chain again, and shipping times for some PCs are lengthening to four months. “

Gartner has traditionally left out the shipping of its Chromebook line of laptops. At the same time, they soared several times in the first quarter, as a result, taking them into account, total PC sales in the world increased by 47% compared to January-March 2020.

Chinese Lenovo and American HP Inc. and Dell retained their leading position in the global market. All vendors from the top 6 showed double-digit growth rates in shipments in the last quarter, and almost all of them increased their market share.

PC shipments in the United States in January-March increased by 24.1% in annual terms. HP Inc. remained the market leader in this country with a share of 27%, while the share of the second Dell is 26.6%.

Computer sales in EMEA (Europe, Africa and the Middle East) increased 30.9% to 22.4 million. In the Asia-Pacific region, they jumped 37.6%, including in China – by 70%.

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