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Worldwide PC shipments grew 13.2% YoY in Q2 2021 — IDC

The International Data Corp. (IDC) said the continued demand for personal devices keeps the growth trajectory of personal computing devices in terms of shipments. This, despite the shortage in global component and logistics issues.

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs, inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 83.6 million units in the second quarter of 2021 (2Q21), up 13.2% from the second quarter of 2020, according to preliminary results from IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker.

“The PC market’s hot streak continued to drive heavy investments from the supply side including the entry of new vendors as well as additional spend from underdogs,” said Jitesh Ubrani research manager for IDC’s Mobile and Consumer Device Trackers. “And while the top 5 continue to drive volume, the smaller vendors have helped drive growth by offering unique features or niche designs.”

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Lenovo tops the list with a second-quarter market share of 23.9%, followed by HP Inc. posting a market share of 22.2%. Completing the top 5 are Dell Technologies (16.7%), Apple (7.4%), and Acer Group (7.3%).

Slow growth

IDC also said the growth is slowing down with a 13% growth rate in 2Q21, which is far lower than the 55.9% growth in the first quarter of 2021 and 25.8% growth in 4Q20.

“The market faces mixed signals as far as demand is concerned,” said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst with IDC’s Devices and Displays Group. “With businesses opening back up, demand potential in the commercial segment appears promising. However, there are also early indicators of consumer demand slowing down as people shift spending priorities after nearly a year of aggressive PC buying.”