Worldwide PC Market: 3Q16 Update
This IDC update analyzes the performance of the PC market in 3Q16. Worldwide PC market shipments fell 4.6% YoY in 3Q16 to 67.5 million units; however, the QoQ rise of 7.8% took the overall PC market back on the growth path after a dull opening at the beginning of the year. With most of the regions outperforming, the overall picture looks encouraging. However, evidence also suggests that the bounce back was mostly because of the expected shortage of PC components and the related price hike. While consumer sentiment continued to pull down PC market performance, stable growth on the commercial side across most regions helped maintain a healthy PC growth environment. Political instability in major markets and ongoing fluctuating currency concerns in important parts of the world have been affecting PC market growth for some time now, and the PC market witnessed the impact of such macroeconomic concerns this quarter too.This document analyzes the performance of the PC market in 3Q16. Highlights of this update include:The PC market showcased impressive results in 3Q16, taking forward the momentum built in the previous quarter. It was a record-breaking quarter as all worldwide regions beat forecasts, with a special mention of Japan and Canada where growth turned positive this quarter.Consumer PC shipments managed to beat forecasts this time around, posting a single-digit decline (7.8% YoY) for the first time since 1Q15, ending up with 31.5 million units for the quarter. The consumer PC segment has been on a downward hill journey since 2Q12; however, this year, it's back on the recovery path with three of the global top 5 vendors contributing positively to the rebound.Lenovo was number 1 once again with 14.5 million units shipped (21.5% market share). HP Inc. was a close second with 21.4% market share, followed by Dell (15.9%) and ASUS (7.3%). Apple managed to reenter the game with 7.2% market share, replacing Acer in the number 5 position.
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