The Covid-19 pandemic has seen an unprecedented boom in technology sales. In particular, PC demand increased during 2020, while global shipments grew 26.1% in the fourth quarter. Now that the new year is in full swing, the world's growth is still going strong, but it is growing very well as the world adapts to the coronavirus.
None of this is really surprising - neither the high performance of 2020 nor the low numbers of 2021. Mid-2020 is the time for governments, businesses and schools to stop the spread of Covid-19 policy. Start learning and working remotely. This forced individuals and organizations to buy new machines en masse and increase sales.
Now, it appears that the request has slowed somewhat. According to the new IDC report, the industry grew 13.2 percent this year compared to the second quarter, compared to the same period in 2020. However, the 13% growth rate is much lower than about 56% and 25.8% (both compared to last year) in the first quarter. from 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2020, respectively. IDC believes this demand gap could be a preliminary indication that buyers are prioritizing their spending after nearly a year of "strong PC purchases".
Will the holiday season revive demand or slow growth further? We just have to wait and see how the industry manages the rest of 2021. In terms of performance for the company, IDC places Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple and Acer in its top 5 list. Just over 20 million units in the second quarter of 2021, with HP lagging behind as it sold 18 million units.
Dell lags once Others with nearly 14 million units, and statistically roughly Apple and Acer tied together. 6 million shipments each. p>
PC shipments continued to grow in the second quarter of 2021, but signs point to declining demand