Sales are expected to slow in the global PC and tablet

International Data Corporation (IDC) has released the latest forecasts for the global market for traditional personal computers and tablets. Analysts believe that the industry will slow down next year.

Slow sales in the global PC and tablet market

By the end of 2021, approximately 344.7 million PCs are expected to be sold worldwide. This is an increase of 13.5% compared to last year. However, supply will decline 3.4% this quarter. The reason is the lack of electronic components that has hit various sectors of the IT market.

Similarly, in the tablet segment, analysts are talking about a 4.3% increase in overall quarterly sales while a 8.6% decrease.

In the future, the growth of conventional PC shipments will slow down, and tablet shipments will decrease. Keep in mind that the tablet sector will experience negative dynamics due to competition with smartphones with large displays and laptops.

Considering the period up to 2025, the index CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) is 3.3%, according to IDC. The main growth is provided by laptops.

Supply constraints will continue to challenge the PC and tablet markets

Jitesh Ubrani, Research Manager for Mobility and Consumer Device Trackers at IDC, said: “While consumer demand has slowed somewhat in certain segments and markets, gaming demand remains an exception, and overall consumer demand is well above pre-pandemic levels. The onset of saturation in some education markets is another cause of lower expectations for the coming quarter. “

“OEMs are prioritizing commercial demand in recent months as supply chain challenges are ongoing,” said Ryan Lease, Program Vice President of Mobility and Consumer Device Trackers at IDC. “In many cases, the commercial dollar is larger and more guaranteed compared to the consumer and education sectors. The recent slowdown in the consumer segment is expected to continue until 2022, but in the long run. , The consumer PC market is expected to grow at the same five-year growth rate as the commercial segment. “

“Of the three market segments, commerce, consumer and education. It seems that only commercials will grow in 2022. Some of this is driven by supply, but until the consumer refresh cycle occurs. Following the wave of consumer buying that has occurred in the last two years. The education department does not have all the devices it needs, but on a larger scale, canceled orders. Is not so much. As supply catches up with demand, it is expected to rise in the education sector as well. “ Sales are expected to slow in the global PC and tablet

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