Computer shipments growth worldwide due to work from home


The personal computer industry recovered in the second quarter of 2020 after its weakest quarter in years, mostly due to protection orders in places caused by the Corona virus pandemic and reliance on home-based business policies.

According to the Indian TOI website, according to both Gartner and IDC, PC shipments grew year on year in the second quarter – the first says total shipments were 64.8 million units (an increase of 2.8% compared to the second quarter of 2019), while IDC says global shipments have arrived To 72.3 million units, which is 11.2% higher compared to the same period last year.

Both organizations attribute the growth to increased computer production after supply chains disrupted in the first quarter and strong demand, and now that more and more people need computers to work or study from home, said Mikako Kitagawa, Gartner’s research director: “After they disrupted The supply chain of computers is heavily in early 2020 due to the epidemic of COVID-19, and part of the growth in this quarter was due to distributors and retail channels that have restored their supplies to near normal levels. “

The computer or laptop sector has performed very well, in particular, due to distance learning and business needs, however, both organizations question that demand will continue beyond 2020 and Kitagawa says high demand is “short-term … due to the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

IDC Vice President of Research Lin Huang also issued a similar statement: “As demand for inventory continues, this goodwill will continue through July, however, as we head into the depth of the global recession, goodwill spirits will increase increasingly.”

Both organizations also noted that traditional PC shipments exceeded expectations in the United States and in the EMEA region, and HP and Lenovo topped the list of PC vendors worldwide, with Dell ranking third in both IDC and Gartner.


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