After two years of strong growth, home computer market fell in 2022, down 16% from the previous year. According to Apple, sales volume of its Mac series also fell last year, but the index was only 7.5%.
Although the relative numbers are not positive, the volume in absolute PC and Mac sales still higher than in 2019, the last year before the covid-19 outbreak. It is worth noting that the analysis also takes into account notebook sales.sand not just desktop computers.
Inflated results due to the epidemic
According to research published by Canalys, the PC market recorded sales of approximately 285.1 million units.s. This figure is below the years 2020 and 2021, which are 290 million and 350 million, respectively.
Global PC shipments fell 16% to 285 million in 2022
? A 16% drop from their peak in 2021, when demand across all end-user segments was at its peak.
? Total shipments for 2022 were 7% higher than in 2019.
? Laptops are experiencing a bigger decline.
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Despite everything, last year’s decline does not yet configure an indicator market contraction. This volume is still around 5% higher than in 2019, representing growth compared to the pre-pandemic years.
Although quarantine and isolation protocols have negatively affected various product and service sectors, there has been a warming in the electronics segment. In addition to looking for entertainment options without leaving home, there has been a sudden mass migration to remote working regimes.
This combination, of course, resulted in artificial growth for the PC market, well above the forecast. With the resumption of the face-to-face regime and the end of isolation measures in most countries, a decline in sales of these products was already expected.
Source: Tec Mundo