Canalys has made a forecast for the global personal computer market for the last quarter of 2020 and next year: amid the pandemic, the industry will continue to show growth.
Canalys data includes shipments of desktops, laptops, and tablets. The demand for these devices remains high, which is explained by the transition of employees of many companies to remote work, and students and schoolchildren – to remote learning.
At the end of the current quarter, the market volume is expected to reach 143 million units, an increase of one third – 35% – compared to the same period in 2019. Shipments of devices for the entire current year may reach 458 million units, which will correspond to an increase of 17% over last year.
At the beginning of 2021, growth will continue. Thus, in the first quarter of the coming year, shipments of computers will rise by 43% on an annualized basis. The volume of deliveries in the industry in 2021 will total 464 million units, up 1.4% compared to 2020.
However, the decline will begin in the future. CAGR (compound annual growth rate) is projected at 0.2% from 2020 to 2024.
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