International shipments of personal computers drop in Q1 2022 after two-year rise
A 5.1% drop in global PC shipments in Q1 2022 is presumably due to logistical barriers and supply chain challenges. 80.5 million units were still shipped by vendors over this period, but this number constituted a decline compared to the double-digit rise in the preceding two years. It seems that the trend is changing, but it may not be a long-term reversal. It was the seventh quarter in a row with shipments exceeding 80 million, a record unseen since 2012. The top rankings are maintained among vendors compared to late 2021.
Lenovo is still at the top with its 22.7%, HP a close second with 17.1%, Dell – third with 17.1%. Apple is fourth with 8.9%, and Acer and Asus are tied with 6.9% and 6.8% of the market. The only top vendors with shipment growth year-to-year are Apple, Asus and Dell. The current challenges and shortages led to a decline in notebook shipments and a slight growth in desktop shipments.
The decline in PC shipments was an expected one, but the PC industry has still managed to ship an impressive number of units despite a whole range of challenges – Covid-related, geopolitical and logistical.Source