PC sales fall, as Ap­ple crum­bles

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largely be­cause of po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic in­sta­bil­ity. PC ship­ments in Latin Amer­ica are ex­pected to fall be­low 5 mil­lion units for the sec­ond quar­ter of 2016, which is a de­cline of more than 20 percent from the sec­ond quar­ter of 2015. These ship­ment re­sults would be some of the low­est in the his­tory of the Latin Amer­ica PC in­dus­try.”

In a rare oc­cur­rence, China was not cited as the cause of large move­ment in the mar­ket.

As for the in­dus­try rank for the pe­riod, Gart­ner said, “Len­ovo main­tained the No. 1 po­si­tion in world­wide PC ship­ments in the sec­ond quar­ter of 2016, de­spite a 2.2 percent de­cline in units from the same pe­riod last year. This was the fifth con­sec­u­tive quar­ter of global PC ship­ment de­clines for Len­ovo. The com­pany ex­pe­ri­enced dou­ble-digit growth in the U.S. mo­bile PC mar­ket, but EMEA con­tin­ued to be a chal­lenge due to in­ven­tory build dur­ing the quar­ter. In Asia/Pa­cific, Len­ovo’s ship­ments de­clined, but the de­cline was less than the over­all av­er­age in the re­gion.”

In the tier just be­low HP, Len­ovo and Dell, there is el­bow­ing for the next spot.

Asus, Ap­ple and Acer are bat­tling it out for the fourth po­si­tion in world­wide PC ship­ments for the sec­ond quar­ter of 2016, as pre­lim­i­nary re­sults get fi­nalised.

Notes: Data in­cludes desk-based PCs, note­book PCs and ul­tra­mo­bile pre­mi­ums, but not Chrome­books or iPads. All data is es­ti­mated based on a pre­lim­i­nary study. Fi­nal es­ti­mates will be sub­ject to change. The statis­tics are based on ship­ments sell­ing into chan­nels.

Source: Gart­ner (July 2016)

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