International PC Market Shipments Drop Once more in Q1 2018, Dell Sees Strongest Development: Gartner
As the worldwide PC market skilled its 14th consecutive quarter of decline within the first quarter this yr – courting again to the second quarter of 2012 – Dell with 6.5 p.c skilled the strongest development price, market analysis agency Gartner said on Thursday.
HP‘s worldwide PC shipments elevated 2.eight p.c within the first quarter as in comparison with the identical interval final yr.
Worldwide PC shipments hit 61.7 million models – a 1.four p.c decline from the primary quarter of 2017.
“The foremost contributor to the decline got here from China the place unit shipments declined 5.7 p.c yr over yr,” stated Mikako Kitagawa, Principal Analyst at Gartner.
“This was pushed by China’s enterprise market, the place some state-owned and huge enterprises postponed new purchases or upgrades, awaiting new insurance policies and officers’ reassignments after the session of the Nationwide Folks’s Congress in early March,” Kitagawa defined.
The highest three distributors – HP, Lenovo and Dell – accounted for 56.9 p.c of the worldwide PC shipments – in contrast with 54.5 p.c of shipments within the first quarter of 2017.
PC shipments in Asia/Pacific totalled 21.9 million models within the first quarter of 2018, a three.9 p.c decline from the primary quarter of 2017.
“In EMEA, HP Inc recorded double-digit development in each desktop and cellular PCs. This was contrasted with a small decline in different areas. HP was adversely impacted by declining demand within the US which typically accounts for one-third of its complete shipments,” Gartner stated.
“Within the first quarter of 2018, there was some stock carry-over from the fourth quarter of 2017. On the similar time, distributors had been cautious in overstocking as a result of upcoming launch of recent fashions within the second quarter of 2018 with Intel’s new eighth-generation core processors,” the Gartner analyst famous.
Lenovo achieved 6 p.c development in EMEA and double-digit cargo development in Latin America. Nevertheless, in Asia/Pacific (its largest market), PC shipments declined four p.c.
With double-digit cargo will increase in EMEA, North America and Latin America, Dell grew in all areas besides Asia/Pacific.