Worldwide PC shipments will decline 9.5 percent in 2022, according to Gartner report released today. The global PC market is expected to experience the steepest decline of all device segments this year.
Consumer PC market will decline 13.1 percent in 2022. Business PC is expected to decline 7.2 percent year over year.
EMEA PC market is forecast to record a 14 percent decline in 2022, driven by lack of consumer PC demand. The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, price increases and unavailability of products due to of lockdowns in China are significantly impacting consumer demand in the region.
Overall, global shipments of total devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are on pace to decline 7.6 percent in 2022, with Greater China and Eastern Europe including Eurasia recording double-digit declines.
“A perfect storm of geopolitics upheaval, high inflation, currency fluctuations and supply chain disruptions have lowered business and consumer demand for devices across the world and is set to impact the PC market the hardest in 2022,” said Ranjit Atwal, senior director analyst at Gartner.