The Canalys company has published the latest statistics on the global personal computer market. Shipments of desktops, laptops of various types, as well as tablets are taken into account.
In the third quarter of this year, 122.1 million devices of these types were sold globally. This is about 2% less compared to the same period in 2020, when shipments were equal to 124.5 million units.
However, analysts say, despite the observed reduction in shipments, the global PC market is showing much better results than before the pandemic. Thus, the CAGR indicator (compound annual growth rate) for two years – from the third quarter of 2019 – turned out to be at the level of 10%.
According to the results of the last quarter, the leader of the global industry was the Chinese Lenovo with a share of about 20.0%. In second place is Apple with 18.9%, and closes the top three HP with 14.4%. The top five also includes Dell and Samsung, which hold 12.5% and 6.9%, respectively.
It is noted that the segment of tablets recorded a decline of 15% year on year – to 37.7 million pieces. Notebook shipments generally remained roughly the same as last year.