According to a new forecast by market research group IDC, the global PC market looks set to stop the bleeding and gradually stabilize over the next few years. Global PC shipments are expected to drop 5 percent this year to 261 million units, which would mark a significant improvement over last year’s 10 percent drop.
However, there are no signs of growth for the struggling industry, as tablets, phablets and hybrid devices continue to compete with PCs. According to IDC, future PC shipments will be increasingly dependent on replacement buys, which are often postponed due to a lack of perceived or actual innovation within the industry. Compared to 10-15 years ago, the longevity of PCs has increased significantly as their performance has outgrown the average consumer’s needs.
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available
under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used
and displayed without charge by all commercial and
non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with
proper attribution to Statista. When publishing one of these graphics,
please include a backlink to the respective infographic URL.
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses
on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated
daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media,
internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics
industries; and "Economy and Society", which
current data from the United States and around the
world relating to economic and political issues as well as
sports and entertainment.
For individual content and infographics in your Corporate Design,
please visit our agency website
Any more questions?
Get in touch with us quickly and easily. We are happy to help!