Gartner: PC Shipments in the US Increased for the First Time in Five Quarters

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According to preliminary results by Gartner, worldwide PC shipments totaled 64.3 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 5.2 percent decline from the second quarter of 2015. Gartner analysts said the market is showing some signs of improvement.

“All regions except North America experienced a PC shipment decline. The Latin America region was still very weak largely because of political and economic instability. PC shipments in Latin America are expected to fall below 5 million units for the second quarter of 2016, which is a decline of more than 20 percent from the second quarter of 2015. These shipment results would be some of the lowest in the history of the Latin America PC industry.”

Just like in the latest IDC report, Lenovo maintained the No. 1 position in worldwide PC shipments in the second quarter of 2016. HP also returned to positive growth in the second quarter of 2016 after four consecutive quarters of shipment decline.

“While vendors and channels generally have more optimistic expectations of PC sales compared with the past, there is still a chance to have a potential inventory built. This will depend on how PC market demand picks up in the second half of this year for both the business and consumer segments,” Ms. Kitagawa said. “The second and third quarter are typically PC buying season for the U.S. public sectors. Positive second-quarter results could suggest healthy PC sales activities among the public sectors. There is an opportunity for a Windows 10 refresh among businesses, which we expect to see more toward the end of 2016 to the beginning of 2017.”

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