Global PC Market Experienced a 5.8% Decline
The fourth quarter of 2018 resulted in a 5.8% market decline in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) PC market, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
Europe – The western European market was negatively influenced by a CPU shortage as well as economic shifts from Brexit and the Yellow Vest movement, resulting in an overall decline of 4.7%. The central and eastern Europe region, however, reported 1% YoY growth. Desktop shipments remained negative, but notebook shipments grew 2.1%.
Middle East & Africa – 2018Q4 marked the second consecutive negative quarter with shipments declining by 18.2%. While Saudi Arabia had a strong quarter in consumer and commercial sectors, the Turkish PC market dropped 60%.
Other findings include:
- HP Inc. Lenovo, Acer, and Apple all experienced a YoY decline. Dell Inc., however, experienced 5.8% YoY growth.
- HP Inc., Dell Inc., Acer, and Apple experienced slight growth in their market share.
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