PC shipments were limited to the third quarter and supply chain problems and chip shortages continued worldwide as more students were returning to school privately, according to a pped eve driven by the Covid-1 pandemic epidemic, according to research on Monday.
Research firm Gartner said global PC shipments rose 1% to 84.1 million units in the third quarter from a year earlier, while International Data Group said shipments rose 3.9% to 86.7 million units, particularly hitting HP Inc. HPQ,
Which, according to both organizations, has reduced the mid-unit number.
“The PC industry is being hampered by supply and logistics challenges and unfortunately these issues have not improved much in recent months,” said Jitesh Ubrani, research manager at IDC Mobile Device Trackers, in a statement.
“Given the current situation, we see some vendors recovering shipments across different markets, helping emerging markets maintain their growth momentum and some mature markets starting to slow down,” Ubrani said.
Supply chain problems have helped reduce shipments to the United States, the IPD said.
Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst at IDC, said in a statement: “Interrupted supply chains and ongoing logistics challenges have reduced the first quarter of annual shipments to the US PC market since the onset of the epidemic.”
“After a year of accelerated shopping through remote work and a shift to learning, there has also been a relative slowdown in PC spending and as a result the U.S. PC market has softened somewhat today,” Mahajan said. “Nevertheless, supply is clearly lagging behind demand. Inventions in key segments are still below normal levels.”
“PCs and Chromebooks are no longer needed as many schools around the world have reopened,” Mikako Kitagawa, Gartner’s research director, said in a statement.
“The demand for business PCs was strong as a result of the economic recovery in major regions and the return of some workers to office,” Kitagawa said. “However, the growth of business PCs was concentrated in the desktop segment as the shortage of semiconductors continued to limit laptop shipments. The shortage of these components is expected to continue in the first half of 2022.
Gartner made a big change this quarter to how it reported Chromebooks to its list of shipment statistics. Previously, Gartner did not factor in Chromebooks – PCs that run on Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG,
Google Chrome operating system – in their statistics.
According to Gartner, Lenovo Group Ltd. 992,
Shipments rose 1.8% to 19.9 million, HP shipments fell 5.8% to 17.6 million units Dell Technologies Inc.,
Invoices rose 26.5% to 15.2 million PCs, Apple Inc. AAPL,
Shipments rose 4.4% to 2.2 million units, Acer Group shipments declined.6% and Asus shipments rose 5.5% to 6 million units.
According to IDC, Lenovo has withdrawn its lead from HP. Lenovo’s shipments rose 3.1% to 19.8 million units, while HP’s shipments fell 5.8% to 17.6 million units. Dell’s shipments rose 26.6% to 15.2 million units, Apple’s shipments rose 9.9% to 7.6 million units, according to IDC. Million units increased.