Worldwide device shipment to reach 2.5 bn units in 2015, says Gartner

The combined shipment of devices like PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015 worldwide, says Gartner.

According to the report, shipment will increase 1.5 percent from 2014 and decrease from the previous quarter’s forecast of 2.8 percent growth.

This apart, end-user spending on devices will total $606 billion in 2015 and will show a 5.7 percent decline in current U.S. dollars.

The PC market is globally negatively affected by end of the migration from windows XP during the first half of 2015 and PC vendors are reducing their inventory levels by 5 percent until the end of 2015.

Gartner said global PC shipment market will decline by 4.5 percent year on year with expected total 300 million units in 2015.

Ultramobile shipment will reach 214 million units in 2015, a decline of 5.3 percent year on year while tablets will account for 207 million units, a decline of 5.9 percent from 2014.

Addition, mobile phone market growth rate is expected to slow down to 3.3 percent growth in 2015.

“Our forecast for unit shipment growth for all devices in 2015 has dropped by 1.3 percentage points from last quarter’s estimate,” said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner.

Shilpa Khatri

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