PC shipment grows 3.9% to 86.7 mn in third quarter: IDC

Global shipments of PCs increased 3.9 percent to 86.7 million units during the third quarter of 2021, according to IDC.

Lenovo (22.8 percent share), HP (20.3 percent), Dell (17.5 percent), Apple (8.8 percent), ASUS (7 percent) and Acer (6.9 percent) are the leading PC makers in Q3 2021.

Top five PC makers in Q3 2021
This marks the sixth consecutive quarter of growth for the PC market. Pandemic has led to a surge in PC demand. PC industry is facing component shortages and other supply challenges. PCs include desktops, notebooks, and workstations.

“The PC industry continues to be hampered by supply and logistical challenges,” said Jitesh Ubrani, research manager for IDC’s Mobile and Consumer Device Trackers. “Some vendors reprioritize shipments amongst various markets, allowing emerging markets to maintain growth momentum while some mature markets begin to slow.”

“Bottlenecked supply chains and ongoing logistic challenges led the U.S. PC market into its first quarter of annual shipment decline since the beginning of the pandemic,” said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst, Devices and Displays at IDC.