GLOBAL PC MARKET SHIPMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO GROW BY 8.4% IN 2021
Recently, Canalys released a worldwide PC market forecast report. The report shows that the expansion rate of computer shipments within the Q1 this year will reach its peak year-on-year. the worldwide PC shipments will increase by 8.4% to 496.8 million units in 2021. Moreover, notebook, tablet and desktop shipments will all increase.
The report shows that the new coronavirus epidemic has led to continuous growth in PC market shipments in 2020. But suffering from supply chain problems, this year’s computer output has been limited. As you understand, the matter of chip shortages is difficult to alleviate during a short time. The agency predicts that in Q1 of 2021, PC shipments will increase by 54% year-on-year, and in Q2, it’ll increase by 7% year-on-year. By the way, the Chromebook will become the highlight of the PC market this year. In Q1 2021, it’ll achieve 30% growth.
CHROMEBOOK AND TABLET MARKET
‘Chromebooks and tablets were both big winners in 2020, and Canalys forecasts a rosy future for both product categories this year and beyond,’ said Ishan Dutt, Analyst at Canalys.
‘Both are value-for-money alternatives to costlier Windows devices, catering to segments that are undeserved by Wintel. The education segment will still be a key driver, with Chromebooks facing a number of the foremost severe order backlogs of any PC category. additionally , Canalys also expects the broader commercial segment to expand deployments of Chromebooks and tablets. As economies begin to open up, restricting human-to-human interaction remains important and tablets leave simple tasks in retail, hospitality, and visit be undertaken more easily. And in developing markets, Android slate tablets are going to be of particular importance as they support affordable moves to digital education. Vendors with healthy Chromebook and tablet portfolios are going to be well placed to realize growth within the coming years.’
The report predicts that in 2021 personal computer shipments are going to be 67.1 million units; notebook shipments are going to be 236 million units; tablet PC shipments are going to be 174 million units. In 2022, the worldwide PC market shipments will exceed the five hundred million mark.
Canalys director of research Rushabh Doshi said that after the boom in 2020, the PC industry will still grow within the next few years. But thanks to the uncertainty of the availability chain, the forecast for 2021 and 2022 is conservative. Under the premise of chip shortage, the demand for chips within the automotive, smart manufacturing, and IoT industries features a higher priority than the PC industry. therefore the cost pressure faced by manufacturers will increase.