MINORDECLINES

Asia Pa­cific PC Ship­ments De­clined in 4Q 2015, Trend to Con­tinue into 2016

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Gart­ner re­cently re­leased the ship­ment sta­tis­tics for PCs in the Asia Pa­cific mar­ket. It shows that al­though the PC mar­ket reached 26 mil­lion units in the fourth quar­ter of 2015, it is ac­tu­ally a 1.5-per­cent de­cline from the fourth quar­ter of 2014.

The de­cline is in line with world­wide PC ship­ments, which to­taled at 75.7 mil­lion units in the fourth quar­ter of 2015, but a smaller de­cline at 8.3 per­cent from the fourth quar­ter of 2014. In to­tal, for the year 2015, PC ship­ments to­taled 288.7 mil­lion units, an eight-per­cent de­cline from 2014.

“The fourth quar­ter of 2015 marked the fifth con­sec­u­tive quar­ter of world­wide PC ship­ment de­cline. Hol­i­day sales did not boost the over­all PC ship­ments, hint­ing at changes to con­sumers’ PC pur­chase be­hav­ior. On the busi­ness side, Win­dows 10 gen­er­ally re­ceived pos­i­tive re­views, but as ex­pected, Win­dows 10 mi­gra­tion was mi­nor in the fourth quar­ter as many or­ga­ni­za­tions were just start­ing their test­ing pe­riod. All re­gions reg­is­tered a de­crease in ship­ments. Cur­rency de­val­u­a­tion is­sues con­tin­ued to im­pact EMEA, Latin Amer­ica and Ja­pan. Col­lec­tively EMEA, Ja­pan and Latin Amer­ica saw their mar­kets re­duced by nearly 10 per­cent in 2015,” said Mikako Kita­gawa, Prin­ci­pal An­a­lyst, Gart­ner.

As for 2016, Gart­ner’s out­look points to­wards a de­cline of one per­cent com­pared with 2015, with the po­ten­tial for a soft re­cov­ery in late 2016. This pre­dic­tion is based on the fact that the PC mar­ket is still in the middle of struc­tural change that will re­duce the PC in­stall base in the com­ing years.

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